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Species Atractotomus magnicornis

Mirid 5 - Atractotomus magnicornis Mirid - Atractotomus magnicornis - female
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 Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Phylinae
Tribe Nasocorini
Genus Atractotomus
Species magnicornis (Atractotomus magnicornis)
Explanation of Names
Atractotomus magnicornis (Fallén 1807)
~3 mm(1)
native to, and widespread in Europe, adventive in NA: ne. US, adjacent Canada + BC* (map)(2)(3)
*BG data
Adults: Jun-Aug in the UK(1)
host: Norway spruce (in the UK), various Pinaceae(1)(4)(3)
earliest record in our area: NY 1919(2)
Internet References
Species pages: Bantock & Botting (2010) (UK)(1) | Skipper (20011) (Denmark)(4) | anon.(3) |