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Species Acanthocephala terminalis

Leaffooted bug - Acanthocephala terminalis Leaffooted Bug - Acanthocephala terminalis Leaf-footed Bug - Acanthocephala terminalis 2nd instar - Acanthocephala terminalis Acanthocephala? - Acanthocephala terminalis Acanthocephala terminalis Beetle w/ orange ends on antennae - Acanthocephala terminalis Leaf-footed Bug Nymph - Acanthocephala terminalis
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 Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Genus Acanthocephala
Species terminalis (Acanthocephala terminalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acanthocephala confraterna (Uhler 1871)(1)
Explanation of Names
Acanthocephala terminalis (Dallas 1852)
terminalis refers to the contrasting terminal (apical) antennal segment
Size
18-22 mm
Identification
Apical segment of antenna orange or yellowish, contrasting sharply with the dark segments 1-3; metatibial flange wavy-margined, narrowing distally and extending only two-thirds the length of the tibia; pronotum covered with golden hairs and with small but distinct tubercles; abdomen sinuate in outline, the sides of the abdomen bulging outward beyond the wings when viewed from above.

Nymphs (approximate instar order):

Range
e. US & so. ON west to CO-TX; this is the only Acanthocephala species known north of NC-OK
Habitat
shrubs in woodlands/wood edges; fields and meadows
Season
adults in spring and summer
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Review of Acanthocephala (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) of America north of Mexico with a key to species
McPherson J.E., Packauskas R.J., Sites R.W., Taylor S.J., Bundy C.S., Bradshaw J.D., Mitchell P.L. 2011. Zootaxa 2835: 30-40.