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Species Chariesterus antennator - Euphorbia Bug

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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 Chariesterini
Genus Chariesterus
Species antennator (Euphorbia Bug)
Other Common Names
Flat-horned Coreid
Explanation of Names
Chariesterus antennator (Fabricius 1803)
antennator is a reference to the modified antennae
11-14 mm(1)
Readily recognizable by the flattened, dilated, and usually black antennomere 3(2)
e US (NY-IL-CO to FL-TX)(3) + so. ON(4), more common in se. US(5); introduced to China, probably through ballast(6)
characteristic bug of the fore-dunes(7); may be common in open fields(2)
hosts: Euphorbia spp., particularly E. corollata(2)
Works Cited
1.The genus Chariesterus de Laporte (Heteroptera, Coreidae)
Ruckes H. 1955. American Museum Novitates 1721: 1-16.
2.Coreidae of Florida (Hemiptera, Heteroptera).
Baranowski, R.M. and J.A. Slater. 1986. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 12, no. 630. viii + 82 pp.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
4.Insects of Ojibway Prairie, a southern Ontario tallgrass prairie
Paiero S.M., Marshall S.A., Pratt P.D., Buck M. 2010. Shorthouse J.D., Floate K.D. (Eds.) Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands, Vol. 1: 199-225.
5.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
6.Livermore L.J.R., LemaƮtre V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0
7.A synopsis of the Coreoidea (Heteroptera) of Michigan
Swanson D.R. 2011. The Great Lakes Entomologist 44: 139-162.