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Genus Elasmucha

Shield Bug - Elasmucha lateralis Shield Bug - Elasmucha lateralis Nymph on viburnum - Elasmucha lateralis Elasmucha lateralis? - Elasmucha lateralis Unknown Nymphs - Elasmucha lateralis Elasmucha lateralis? - Elasmucha lateralis Stink Bug - Elasmucha lateralis Elasmucha lateralis ? - Elasmucha lateralis - male - female
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 Acanthosomatidae (Shield Bugs)
Genus Elasmucha
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, ~a dozen in Eurasia
Range
holarctic; in our area, northern transcontinental (Canada & n. US)(1) + E. cordillera in NM
Food
our spp. on Alnus & Betula (Betulaceae), also recorded from Fagus (Fagaceae) and Abies (Pinaceae)(2)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Pentatomoidea Host Index