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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Alydus eurinus

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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 Alydidae (Broad-headed Bugs)
Subfamily Alydinae
Genus Alydus
Species eurinus (Alydus eurinus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alydus pluto Uhler 1872 --"possibly a large, black form of A. eurinus"(1)
Explanation of Names
Alydus eurinus (Say 1825)
eurinus 'broad' referring to the broad head
11-15 mm(2)
Pronotum with rounded hind angles, with no pale margins, head and pronotum densely hairy and punctuate, membrane all dark(2)
transcontinental: AK-NS to CA-FL(3)(4)
May-frost in NC
Takes plant juices; occasionally on carrion(5)
Works Cited
1.Livermore L.J.R., LemaƮtre V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0
2.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
3.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
4.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
5.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.