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Species Plinthisus brevipennis

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Classification
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 Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Plinthisinae
Tribe Plinthisini
Genus Plinthisus
Species brevipennis (Plinthisus brevipennis)
Explanation of Names
Plinthisus (Plinthisus) brevipennis (Latreille 1807)
Size
♂ 2.45-3.00 mm, ♀ 2.98-3.20 mm(1)
Range
native to, and widespread in Europe, adventive in NA; established in the Pacific Northwest (BC-OR) & ON(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: WA 1964(1)
Print References
Asquith A., Lattin J.D. (1991) A review of the introduced Lygaeidae of the Pacific Northwest, including the newly discovered Plinthisus brevipennis (Latreille) (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 67: 258-271
Internet References
Species page (Bantock & Botting 2010)(2)