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Species Thasus neocalifornicus - Giant Mesquite 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 Nematopini
Genus Thasus
Species neocalifornicus (Giant Mesquite Bug)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pachylis neocalifornicus
Explanation of Names
Thasus neocalifornicus Brailovsky & Barrera 1995
Adult & nymph
sw.US (s.CA‒w.TX) & Mexico(1)
The green pods of Mesquite (Prosopis spp.), notably the non-native P. velutina and the native P. glandulosa
Life Cycle
Eggs are posited in chains of ~12 under stems, or loose bark, of host plants
Print References
Forbes G., Schaefer C.W. (2003) Further notes on the genus Thasus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae). J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 111: 235‒241
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.