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Species Homaemus parvulus

Stink Bug nymph ? - Homaemus parvulus Shield-backed bug - Homaemus parvulus Shield-backed Bug - Homaemus parvulus Shield-backed Bug - Homaemus parvulus unknown Hemipteran - Homaemus parvulus Homaemus parvulus (Germar) - Homaemus parvulus Scutellerid - Homaemus parvulus Homaemus parvulus? - Homaemus parvulus
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 Scutelleridae (Shield-backed Bugs)
Subfamily Pachycorinae
Genus Homaemus
Species parvulus (Homaemus parvulus)
Explanation of Names
Homaemus parvulus (Germar 1839)
parvulus = 'smallish'
US (OR-CA to MD-FL) & Mexico(1)(2)
On various grasses (Poaceae) and Asteraceae(3)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
3.Pentatomoidea Host Index