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Genus Edessa

Stink Bug - Edessa bifida Eggs - Edessa florida adult - ventral - Edessa Stink Bug ID request - Edessa Shield bug with a heart on its back - Edessa Edessa Shield Bug - brown & green with white V - Edessa bifida edessa? - Edessa
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
2 spp. in our area(1), hundreds in the Neotropics
head unusually small
neotropical genus(2), with 2 spp. ranging into the US (E. florida is widespread, E. bifida so. US)