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Species Banasa calva

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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 calva (Banasa calva)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Banasa calva (Say)
Orig. Comb: Pentatoma calva Say 1832
Explanation of Names
calva - Latin for 'bald' (1)
9-11 mm (Britton, 1923); 11-12 mm (2)(3)
Tends to be mostly brown, though this is variable; note two-tone pronotum, dark spots on side of abdomen (4). See also comments on images. Britton (1923) gives a description:
Similar in general to the preceding (dimiata/dimidiata). Coloration paler; margin of abdomen with conspicuous black dots; ventral punctures of abdomen fewer and paler; sides of juga convergent anteriorly.
Second antennal segment about 3/4 as long as third segment (ratio about 1/2 in dimiata) (2) (Britton, 1923).
mostly e. N. Amer. (BG data), transcontinental from so. Canada to GA-CO-CA (5)
on various trees and shrubs (5)
Print References
Blatchley, p. 166 (3); (BHL Link)
McPherson, p. 91 (5)
Slater and Baranowski, p. 50 (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
4.Insects: Their Natural History And Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America
Stephen A. Marshall. 2006. Firefly Books Ltd.
5.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.