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Species Phthia picta

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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 Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Anisoscelini
Genus Phthia
Species picta (Phthia picta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Cimex pictus Drury 1770
Explanation of Names
pict - Latin for painted, variegated (1)
Numbers
1 sp. n. of Mex. (2)
Size
12-16 mm (3)
Identification
The orange pattern on the body can be highly variable in extent. (3)
Range
CA, TX, FL / Mex. to Brazil / West Indies (2)
Also LA per pix posted here.
Food
Solanum nigrum preferred, other plants from the Nightshade family possible. (3)
Remarks
Type Locality: Antigua (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Coreidae of Florida (Hemiptera, Heteroptera).
Baranowski, R.M. and J.A. Slater. 1986. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 12, no. 630. viii + 82 pp.