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Species Corimelaena lateralis

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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 Pentatomoidea
Family Thyreocoridae (Ebony Bugs)
Genus Corimelaena
Species lateralis (Corimelaena lateralis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tetyra lateralis Fabricius; Corimelaena gillettii Van Duzee
Explanation of Names
Corimelaena lateralis lateralis (Fabricius 1803)
Size
3.6-4.5 mm(1)
Identification
Pale stripe of corium does not extend over cubital vein and is complete its entire length
Range
e NA: so. Canada to FL, west to ND-TX(1)
Food
Most common on wild carrot but also on a number of other plants(1)
Life Cycle
Overwinters as adults
Print References
McPherson, J.E. 1972. Life history of Corimelaena lateralis lateralis (Hemiptera: Thyreocoridae) with descriptions of immature stage and list of other species of Scutelleroidea found with it on wild carrot. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 65(4): 906-911.
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.