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Species Phthiacnemia 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 Phthiacnemia
Species picta (Phthiacnemia picta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phthia picta
Explanation of Names
Phthiacnemia picta (Drury 1773)
picta 'painted'
Size
12-16 mm(1)
Identification
orange pattern highly variable(1)
Range
so US (CA-FL) to Argentina(2)(3)
Food
hosts: Solanum nigrum, sometimes other Solanaceae(1)
Works Cited
1.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.
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.Livermore L.J.R., Lemaître V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0