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Nysius vecula Scudder 1890 (milkweed bug)

Insecta - Hemiptera - Lygaeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 208260

Full reference: S. H. Scudder. 1890. The Tertiary Insects of North America. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories XIII:1-734

Belongs to Lygaeidae according to R. L. Usinger 1940

Sister taxa: Aphaninae, Aphanus, Artheneinae, Astacopinae, Blissinae, Coptochromus, Coriopachys, Cryptochromus, Cyminae, Diniella, Exitelus, Geocorinae, Heterogaster, Heterogasterinae, Leipolygaeus, Lithochromus, Lygaeites, Lygaenocorinae, Lygaeus, Macrocranum, Miogonates, Myodochinae, Necrochromus, Nysius, Nysius stratus, Nysius terrae, Nysius tritus, Nysius vinctus, Oligacanchus, Peritrechus, Procrophius, Procymophyes, Prolygaeus, Scolopostethus

Type specimen: MCZ 4397, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 5.55 x 2.60