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Genus Lineostethus

Shield bug? - Lineostethus tenebricornis   - Lineostethus tenebricornis Lineostethus clypeatus (Stal) - Lineostethus clypealis bug 37 - Lineostethus tenebricornis Lineostethus tenebricornis? - Lineostethus tenebricornis
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 Discocephalinae
Genus Lineostethus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
two US species recorded as Platycarenus are now treated under this genus
Explanation of Names
Lineostethus Ruckes 1966
Size
3-4 spp. in our area
Range
States bordering Mexico --Joe Eger, pers.comm. to =v=, 7.ix.2009