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Genus Edessa

Stink Bug - Edessa bifida Stink Bug - Edessa bifida Edessa sp. - Edessa florida Eggs - Edessa florida Edessa bifida? - last instar nymph - Edessa Shield bug with a heart on its back - Edessa Confused Edessa - Edessa Pentatomid - Edessa bifida
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 Edessinae
Genus Edessa
Explanation of Names
Edessa Fabricius 1803
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1), hundreds in the Neotropics
Identification
head unusually small
Range
neotropical genus(2), with 2 spp. ranging into the US (E. florida is widespread, E. bifida so. US)