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Species Banasa dimidiata

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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 Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Pentatomini
Genus Banasa
Species dimidiata (Banasa dimidiata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Banasa dimiata (Say 1832)
Say's original spelling was dimiata, but the emendation dimidiata is now accepted by American workers [see, e.g.,(1)]
Explanation of Names
Banasa dimidiata (Say 1832)
dimidiata = 'divided in half' (refers to the pronotal pattern)
Size
8.5-11.0 mm(2)(3)
Range
transcontinental, so. Canada to n. Mexico(2)(4)
Food
on wide variety of trees and shrubs(2), often on berries(5)
Life Cycle
Eggs & first instar nymphs
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomidae, or stink bugs, of Kansas with a key to species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Packauskas R.J. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 210-219.
2.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
3.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
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.
6.Rider D. (2006-2013) Pentatomoidea home page