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Genus Oedancala

Bug 04.29.2009 020 - Oedancala dorsalis Oedancala dorsalis? - Oedancala dorsalis mating seed bugs - Oedancala dorsalis - male - female cool bug - Oedancala dorsalis Unknown Heteroptera - Oedancala dorsalis 1st instar seed bug nymph - Oedancala dorsalis 3rd instar seed bug nymph - Oedancala dorsalis Oedancala - Oedancala crassimana
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 Lygaeoidea
Family Pachygronthidae
Genus Oedancala
Explanation of Names
Oedancala Amyot & Serville 1843
Numbers
5 spp. in our area, 13 total(1)(2)
Identification
fore femora greatly swollen; apical corial margin with dark spot (may be faint) in O. crassimana, immaculate in other spp.(1)
key to spp. in(1)

coll'ed in conjunction w/ O. crassimana adults:

(O. dorsalis adults coll'ed at this site previously)
Range
based on(1)(2):
O. dorsalis across e. NA
O. crassimana coastal states (NY-FL-TX)
2 spp. restricted to FL & W. Indies
O. bimaculata TX to Paraguay
Habitat
marshy areas, damp meadows
Food
nymphs and adults feed on Cyperaceae (Carex, Cyperus, Scirpus)(1)
Works Cited
1.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 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.