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Genus Oedancala

Bug on seeds - Oedancala mating seed bugs - Oedancala dorsalis - male - female Seed Bug? - Oedancala dorsalis Oedancala Oedancala Oedancala dorsalis Hemipteran - Oedancala dorsalis Tan plant bug?? - Oedancala
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
5 spp. in our area, 14 total(1)(2)
fore femora greatly swollen; apical corial margin with dark spot (may be faint) in O. crassimana, immaculate in other spp.(3)
key to spp. in (3)
New World, primarily neotropical
in our area O. dorsalis across e. NA, O. crassimana se.US to NY, 2 spp. restricted to FL, O. bimaculata s.TX(3)(1)
marshy areas, damp meadows
nymphs and adults feed on Cyperaceae (Carex, Cyperus, Scirpus)(3)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.Dellapé P.M., Henry T.J. (2016) Lygaeoidea species file. Version 5.0
3.The Lygaeidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae).
Slater & Baranowski. 1990. Florida Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Services, Gainesville. xv + 211 pp.