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For the United States & Canada

Species Xylocoris flavipes - Warehouse Pirate Bug

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Cimicoidea
Family Anthocoridae (Minute Pirate Bugs)
Tribe Xylocorini
Genus Xylocoris
Species flavipes (Warehouse Pirate Bug)
Explanation of Names
Xylocoris flavipes (Reuter 1875)
prob. of palaeotropical origin, now cosmopolitan; in our area, so. US (MD-GA-TX-AZ)(1); recorded in several European countries but may not be established(2)
commonly associated with food products(1)
used to control bruchine infestation of stored products
our only representative of the subgenus Arrostelus Kirkaldy 1906
earliest record in our area: AZ 1961(1)
Works Cited
1.The non-indigenous Lyctocoridae and Anthocoridae (Hemiptera : Heteroptera : Cimicoidea) of America North of Mexico
Lattin J.D. 2007. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 109: 366-376.
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.