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Species Acanthocephala terminalis

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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 Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Acanthocephalini
Genus Acanthocephala
Species terminalis (Acanthocephala terminalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acanthocephala confraterna (Uhler 1871)(1)
Explanation of Names
Acanthocephala terminalis (Dallas 1852)
terminalis refers to the contrasting terminal (apical) antennal segment
18-25 mm(1)
Apical segment of antenna orange or yellowish, contrasting sharply with the dark segments 1-3; metatibial flange wavy-margined, narrowing distally and extending only two-thirds the length of the tibia; pronotum covered with golden hairs and with small but distinct tubercles; abdomen sinuate in outline, the sides of the abdomen bulging outward beyond the wings when viewed from above.
e NA (so.ON-FL to NE-CO-TX)(1)(2)
shrubs in woodlands/wood edges; fields and meadows
mostly: Mar-Oct (BG data)
Life Cycle
Imcomplete Metamorphosis
Egg and nymphs in instar order:
See also Rearing Notes.
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.
2.Livermore L.J.R., LemaƮtre V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0