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Species Alydus pilosulus

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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 pilosulus (Alydus pilosulus)
Explanation of Names
Alydus pilosulus Herrich-Schäffer 1848
Size
10-14 mm(1)
Identification
pronotal humeri pointed (acute), side margins pale(1)
Range
e US, CA (ME-WI-NE to FL-TX, CA) & Mexico(2)(3)
Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature 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.Twenty three true bug state records for Arkansas, with two for Ohio, U.S.A.
Chordas S.W., Tumlison R., Robison H.W., Kremers J. 2011. J. Arkansas Acad. Sci. 65: 153-159.