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Genus Proxys

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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 Carpocorini
Genus Proxys
Other Common Names
Black Stink Bug
Explanation of Names
Proxys Spinola 1840
a single species in our area, 4 spp. total(1)
neotropical genus, with one sp. ranging into se. US(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.Rider D. (2006-2013) Pentatomoidea home page
2.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.