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Species Megalotomus quinquespinosus - Lupine Bug

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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 Alydidae (Broad-headed Bugs)
Subfamily Alydinae
Genus Megalotomus
Species quinquespinosus (Lupine Bug)
Explanation of Names
Megalotomus quinquespinosus (Say 1825)
Size
14-16 mm
Range
Much of NA: transcontinental in Canada, south to FL-*TX-AZ-CA(1)(2)(*BG data)
Habitat
Edges of deciduous woods
Food
known hosts include mostly legumes, e.g. Baptisia, Ceanothus, Oxytropis, Lupinus, Rhus, Desmodium, Lathyrus venosus, soybeans(3)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
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.
3.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.