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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Cydnoides

Negro Bug - Cydnoides renormatus Scutelleridae? - Cydnoides albipennis Viking Beet;le - Cydnoides renormatus Viking Beet;le - Cydnoides renormatus Cydnoides? - Cydnoides Cydnoides albipennis Cydnoides albipennis Cydnoides albipennis - male
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 Pentatomoidea
Family Thyreocoridae (Ebony Bugs)
Genus Cydnoides
Explanation of Names
Cydnoides Malloch 1919
6 spp. in our area
Cydnoides albipennis, Say 1859
Cydnoides confusus, McAtee and Malloch 1933
Cydnoides ciliatus, Uhler 1863
Cydnoides obtusus, Uhler 1894
Cydnoides peregrinus, McAtee and Malloch 1933
Cydnoides renormatus, Uhler 1895
A fringe of long hairs along the sides of pronotum and abdomen
C. ciliatus Uhler 1863 is found west of the Mississippi River and also in FL; four spp. are western(1)

(Known) ranges:
Cydnoides albipennis: Central US (collected TX, KS, CO)
Cydnoides confusus: W US (collected NM, AZ, and TX), plus Mexico.
Cydnoides ciliatus ciliatus: W US (coll. OR, CA, NV, NM and UT)
Cydnoides ciliatus orientis: E US (coll. FL, TX, MN, NB, MO, KS, CO)
Cydnoides obtusus: CA
Cydnoides peregrinus: CA
Cydnoides renormatus: W and central US (coll. AZ, CO, TX, CO), plus Mexico.
Print References
McAtee, W. L. and J. R. Malloch. 1933. Revision of the subfamily Thyreocorinae of the family Pentatomidae (Hemiptera-Heteroptera). Annals of the Carnegie Museum, vol. 21: 191-411.
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.