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Species Cimolus obscurus

Cimolus obscurus Stål - Cimolus obscurus - male Coreid? - Cimolus obscurus Squash Bug - Cimolus obscurus Cimolus obscurus from North Central Texas - Cimolus obscurus
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 Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Hypselonotini
Genus Cimolus
Species obscurus (Cimolus obscurus)
Explanation of Names
Cimolus obscurus Stål 1870
Size
13-18 mm(1)
Identification
wider than Anasa tristis, head not bisected by a pale line
Range
se. US (OK-TX-FL, SC) - Map (1)(2)(3), common along the Balcones Fault in c. TX
Food
recorded host: creeping cucumber, (Melothria pendula, Cucurbitaceae) (1)
See Also
Anasa tristis (De Geer) - dark ant., dark legs, narrow pronotum (usually) w pale edges, head w pale medial line
- Range: across NA to Brazil
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)