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Genus Elasmucha

striped leaf beetle - Elasmucha lateralis Stink Bug - Elasmucha lateralis - female Elasmucha lateralis  Shield Bug - Elasmucha lateralis Pentatomidae - Elasmucha lateralis Nymph - Elasmucha lateralis Little beetle-like bug. - Elasmucha lateralis Elasmucha lateralis ? - Elasmucha lateralis - male - female
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
2 spp. in our area, ~a dozen in Eurasia
holarctic; in our area, northern transcontinental (Canada & n. US)(1) + E. cordillera in NM
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