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Species Ascra bifida

Stink Bug - Ascra bifida Unidentified Stinkbug - Ascra bifida Edessa ? - Ascra bifida - female Shield Bug - brown & green with white V - Ascra bifida edessa? - Ascra bifida Stink bug on Morning Glory - Ascra bifida Ascra bifida (Say, 1832) - Ascra bifida - male stink bug - Ascra bifida
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 Edessinae
Genus Ascra
Species bifida (Ascra bifida)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Edessa bifida (Say 1831), Edessa florida Barber 1935(1)
Explanation of Names
Ascra bifida (Say 1831)
12-15 mm(1)
se. coastal states (MD-FL-TX) + AR to Brazil & Ecuador; W. Indies(1)
recorded feeding on plants of 7 families(2), including Ipomoea spp. (Convolvulaceae)(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Caracterização do grupo Edessa rufomarginata e descrição de sete novas espécies (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae, Edessinae)
Eduardo J. Ely e Silva; José A. M. Fernandes; Jocélia Grazia. 2006. Iheringia, Série Zoologia vol.96 no.3 .
2.Pentatomoidea Host Index
3.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
4.Rider D. (2006-2013) Pentatomoidea home page