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Species Chelinidea tabulata

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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 Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Chelinideini
Genus Chelinidea
Species tabulata (Chelinidea tabulata)
Explanation of Names
Chelinidea tabulata (Burmeister 1835)
Size
12.5-16 mm(1)
Identification
all femora flattened, with an anterior longitudinal ridge in C. tabulata, rounded in C. vittiger (2)
Range
CA-TX-CO to S. America; introduced to Australia(1); South and west of Austin, TX(3)
Food
on Opuntia(3)
Internet References
Austin Bug Collection - to separate the 2 spp. in c. TX (2)
Works Cited
1.A review of the cactus bugs of the genus Chelinidea with the description of a new species (Hemiptera: Coreidae)
Herring J.L. 1980. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 82: 237-251.
2.Austin bug collection
3.The principal cactus insects of the United States.
Hunter et al. 1912. USDA Bureau of Entomology Bulletin. 71 pp.