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Genus Acantholomidea

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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 Scutelleridae (Shield-backed Bugs)
Subfamily Pachycorinae
Genus Acantholomidea
Explanation of Names
Acantholomidea Sailer 1945
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)(2)
Size
our spp. 4.0-5.7 mm(2)
Range
in our area, most of the US + ON(2)
Food
A. denticulata on Ceanothus herbaceus (Rhamnaceae); A. porosa on Phaseolus (Fabaceae) and Gossypium (Malvaceae)(3)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
3.Pentatomoidea Host Index