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Species Acanthocephala femorata

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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 Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Acanthocephalini
Genus Acanthocephala
Species femorata (Acanthocephala femorata)
Other Common Names
Florida Leaf-footed Bug
Explanation of Names
Acanthocephala femorata (Fabricius 1775)
Size
25-28 mm(1)
Identification
Antennae uniformly colored, dull reddish or orangish; flange on hind tibia gently tapering distally; male hind femur greatly swollen and bearing a large spike; female hind femur slender and bearing several small spikes.
Range
se. US (NC-FL to KS-TX) to El Salvador(1)
Habitat
Usually on brush and small trees in forests, woodlands, and old fields
Season
year round in FL(1)
Life Cycle
mono- or bivoltine; eggs are cemented to leaves
Works Cited
1.Review of Acanthocephala (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) of America north of Mexico with a key to species
McPherson J.E., Packauskas R.J., Sites R.W., Taylor S.J., Bundy C.S., Bradshaw J.D., Mitchell P.L. 2011. Zootaxa 2835: 30-40.