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Genus Tepa

920W06 - Tepa vanduzeei 920W06 - Tepa vanduzeei Pentatomini - ?? - Tepa Pale brown stink bug - Tepa Tepa Tepa brevis? - Tepa brevis Tepa jugosa (Van Duzee) - Tepa jugosa - female Tepa jugosa (Van Duzee) - Tepa jugosa
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 Pentatominae
Tribe Pentatomini
Genus Tepa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
once placed in Thyanta(1)
Explanation of Names
Tepa Rolston & McDonald 1984
6 spp., all in our area(1)
key to spp. in Rider (1986)(2)
5 spp. in sw. desert areas + one in Baja California and FL (D.B. Thomas, pers. comm., 26.iv.2010)
preferred host plant: saltbush (Atriplex) (D.B. Thomas, pers. comm., 26.iv.2010)
Works Cited
1.The Heteroptera (Hemiptera) of North Dakota I: Pentatomomorpha: Pentatomoidea
Rider D.A. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 312-380.
2.A new species and new synonymy in the genus Tepa Rolston and McDonald (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Rider D.A. 1986. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 94: 552-558.