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Species Sphyrocoris obliquus

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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 Sphyrocoris
Species obliquus (Sphyrocoris obliquus)
Explanation of Names
Sphyrocoris obliquus (Germar 1839)
Size
♂ 6.2-10.0 mm, ♀ 7.5-10.2 mm(1)
Identification
highly variable:

ventral view helpful:
Range
so. US (CA-TX, FL-SC) to Columbia & Venezuela; W. Indies(1)(2)
Food
reported from a great variety of plants(3) but Bidens (Asteraceae) seems to be the preferred host(1)
Remarks
one of the most common scutellerids in FL; common throughout much of its range(1)
Works Cited
1.The genus Sphyrocoris Mayr (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae: Pachycorinae)
Eger J.E. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 235-250.
2.Shield Bugs (Scutelleridae)
Joseph Eger, Aline Barcellos, Luciana Weiler. 2015. Springer.
3.Pentatomoidea Host Index