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Species Aradus crenatus

Aradidae? - Aradus crenatus Aradus crenatus Say - Aradus crenatus Aradidae, dorsal - Aradus crenatus Flat Bug nymph - Aradus crenatus unknown bug - Aradus crenatus Aradidae, Flat Bug, dorsal - Aradus crenatus Aradidae, posterior of abdomen - Aradus crenatus Aradus crenatus
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
Family Aradidae (Flat Bugs)
Subfamily Aradinae
Genus Aradus
Species crenatus (Aradus crenatus)
Explanation of Names
Aradus crenatus Say 1832
♀ 10.2-10.8 mm, ♂ 10.6-10.9 mm(1)
This common species is recognizable by its large size, peculiar antennal structure, and strongly crenate abdomen(1)
most of the US + QC-ON; Mexico(1)
Associated with Platanus, Pyrus, Quercus, Fagus, Betula, Abies, Acer, Carya, Liriodendron, Carpinus betulus, Salix, Fagus silvatica, Crataegus, Coriolus versicolor, Abies alba, Trametes gibbosa, Polyporus unicolor(1)
Works Cited
1.The Aradidae of Canada (Hemiptera: Aradidae)
Matsuda R. 1977. The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 3. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 116 pp.