Bulrush Bug Chilacis typhae (Perris 1857)Adventive    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hemiptera   >   Family Artheneidae   >   Genus Chilacis   


This is the less common of the only two members of the true bug family Artheneidae known to live in North America. It is easily distinguished from the other artheneid, Holcocranum saturejae, by the dark wishbone pattern on its head, heavily mottled thorax lacking pale longitudinal dash marks, cinnamon colored legs, and slightly larger size. Both species are adventive and are found in the seedheads of cattails. (D. Webb)

There are 3 records in the project database.

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A Bulrush Bug in Harford Co., Maryland (3/27/2020). Verified by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Bulrush Bug in Carroll Co., Maryland (2/28/2021). Verified by V. Belov/BugGuide. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Bulrush Bug in Harford Co., Maryland (3/12/2021). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

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