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Arhyssus hirtus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhopalidae), is reported from the Cedar Creek Natural History Area, a Long-Term Ecological Research site, outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota where over 4000 species of arthropods have been collected. This species has previously been known only from a narrow zone along the sandy edges of the Atlantic Ocean (Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York). The species is known on Hudsonia tomentosa at these ocean sites, but other hosts may be involved at Cedar Creek. This small species of Arhyssus occurs in both micropterous and macropterous forms, unusual for this genus. Thus far, only micropterous forms have been collected at the Minnesota site.

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