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Species Alydus eurinus

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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 Alydidae (Broad-headed Bugs)
Subfamily Alydinae
Genus Alydus
Species eurinus (Alydus eurinus)
Explanation of Names
Alydus eurinus (Say 1825)
eurinus from Greek 'broad' referring to the broad head
Size
11-15 mm(1)
Identification
Pronotum with rounded hind angles, with no pale margins, head and pronotum densely hairy and punctuate, membrane all dark(1)
Range
transcontinental: AK-NS to CA-FL(2)(3)
Season
May-frost in NC
Food
Takes plant juices; occasionally on carrion(4)
Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
2.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.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
4.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.