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Genus Ascra

Edessa? - Ascra bifida Stink Bug - Ascra bifida Edessa sp. - Ascra florida Stink Bug - Ascra bifida Which Banasa? - Ascra bifida Edessa bifida (Say) - Ascra bifida Textured stink bug - Holcostethus limbolarius ?? - Ascra florida Ascra bifida (Say, 1832) - Ascra bifida - male
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 Ascra
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated as subgenus of Edessa Fabricius 1803(1)
Explanation of Names
Ascra Say 1832
2 species in our area(2), 14 total(1)
head unusually small; to separate our spp. see (3)
where only dorsal shots are available, the denser scutellar punctation and slightly narrower, brownish body suggest A. florida (in bifida color much more variable, it seems) =v=
neotropical genus, with 2 species ranging into e US (coastal states north to NJ)(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.Caracterização do grupo Edessa rufomarginata e descrição de sete novas espécies (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae, Edessinae)
Eduardo J. Ely e Silva; José A. M. Fernandes; Jocélia Grazia. 2006. Iheringia, Série Zoologia vol.96 no.3 .
2.A distributional synopsis of the Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) north of Mexico, including new state and provincial records
Rider, D.A. and Swanson, D.R. 2021. Zootaxa, 5015(1), 1–69.
3.A new Edessa from Florida (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
Barber H.G. . 1935. Proc. Ent Soc. Wash. 37: 48‒49.