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Species Agonoscelis puberula - African Cluster Bug

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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 Pentatomoidea
Family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Agonoscelidini
Genus Agonoscelis
Species puberula (African Cluster Bug)
Explanation of Names
Agonoscelis puberula Stål 1854
very pubescent:
Range
native to e. & so. Africa, introduced and established in the New World (so. US, Mexico, West Indies) since ca. 1985(1) (BG has records as far north as IA)
"They are on the spread. I expect them anywhere horehound (Marrubium vulgare) grows." (D.B. Thomas, pers.comm. to =v= 8.i.2015)
Food
known hosts include members of Lamiaceae (horehound, thyme), Linaceae (flax), and Rubiaceae (coffee tree); apparently occurs on an even wider range of hosts
Remarks
earliest record in our area: AZ 1990(1)
See Also

Prionosoma podopioides
Internet References
Fact sheet (Bartelt 2011)(2)