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Species Banasa calva

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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 calva (Banasa calva)
Explanation of Names
Banasa calva (Say 1832)
calva = 'bald'
Size
8.5-12 mm(1)
Identification
see(2)(3); older sources misleading, image-based identification from habitus shots alone barely possible
Range
transcontinental, so. Canada to GA-CO-CA(1)
Food
various trees and shrubs(1)
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
2.A review of the Nearctic species of the genus Banasa Stål (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Thomas D.B., Yonke T.R. 1981. J. Kans. Ent. Soc. 54: 233-248.
3.The Virginia species of Banasa, three decades later (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
R.L. Hoffman. 2005. Banisteria 25: 41-44.