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Genus Edessa

Unknown Shield Bug - Edessa bifida Edessa? - Edessa bifida Edessa florida? - Edessa florida Edessa florida  - Edessa florida - male - female Edessa bifida Pentatomid - Edessa florida Edessa bifida (Say) - Edessa bifida Edessa bifida (Say) - Edessa bifida
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 Pentatomoidea
Family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Edessinae
Genus Edessa
Explanation of Names
Edessa Fabricius 1803
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1), hundreds in the Neotropics
Identification
head unusually small
Range
neotropical genus(2), with 2 spp. ranging into the US (E. florida is widespread, E. bifida so. US)