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Species Dieuches armatipes

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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 Lygaeoidea
Family Rhyparochromidae (Dirt-colored Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Rhyparochrominae
Tribe Rhyparochromini
Genus Dieuches
Species armatipes (Dieuches armatipes)
Size
10.5-11.5 mm(1)
Identification
large size and habitus distinctive among NA rhyparochromids
Range
native to Africa and widespread there; adventive in our area (FL, at least since 1992)(1)
Food
several types of mature seeds on the ground(1); in Africa, feeds on peanuts during the harvesting process (Brambila & Halbert 2004);
Remarks
has the potential to become a serious pest in n. FL (Brambila & Halbert 2004)
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Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of concern to southern U.S.
Brambila J. 2007. Invasive Arthropod Workshop, Southern Plant Diagnostic Network 7-9 May 2007, Clemson, SC.