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Species Pangaeus bilineatus

Hister Beetle? - Pangaeus bilineatus Burrowing Bug (Cydnidae) - Pangaeus bilineatus Rescued from the sink - Pangaeus bilineatus Pangaeus bilineatus Burrowing Bug - Pangaeus bilineatus Microporus nigrita? - Pangaeus bilineatus Burrowing bug - Pangaeus bilineatus Burrowing Bug - Pangaeus bilineatus
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 Cydnidae (Burrowing Bugs)
Subfamily Cydninae
Tribe Geotomini
Genus Pangaeus
Species bilineatus (Pangaeus bilineatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pangaeus bilineatus (Say, 1825)

Cydnus bilineatus Say, 1825
5.2 - 7.8 mm (1)
A common, blackish cydnid that has an impunctate, submarginal line across the anterior pronotum.
Much of North America (PQ-SD-CA south to FL and Guatemala)(1)
April-May, July-October in NC(2)
Feeds on various plants. It has been collected from cotton, peppers, strawberry, spinach, peanut, Spartina, Desmodium, oak, peach, and pear. (1)
Life Cycle
Adults become active in the spring and lay eggs in the soil. Nymphs are reported as early as mid-May. (1)
Froeschner states that this species can be quite variable over its range. (3)

Parasitized by the strepsipteran Triozocera mexicana.
Print References
Smith & Pitts 1974. Pest status of Pangaeus bilineatus attacking peanuts in Texas. J. Econ. Entomol. 67: 111-113.
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
3.Cydnidae of the Western Hemisphere
Froeschner, R. C. 1960. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 111(3430): 337-680, 13 plates.