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Species Megalotomus quinquespinosus - Lupine Bug

 Broad-headed Bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Broad-headed Bug nymph - Megalotomus quinquespinosus True Bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Leaf-footed Bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Lupine Bug nymph - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Red Heteropteran - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Megalotomus quinquespinosus nymph?  (Lupine Bug) - Megalotomus quinquespinosus Hunting Broad face Bug - Megalotomus quinquespinosus
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megalotomus quinquespinosus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Lygaeus quinquespinosus Say, 1825
14-16 mm
note pale base to antennal clubs (not strictly diagnostic)
widely dist. across Canada and the US - Map (1)(2)(3)
Edges of deciduous woods
known hosts include mostly legumes, e.g. Baptisia, Ceanothus, Oxytropis, Lupinus, Rhus, Desmodium, Lathyrus venosus, soybeans(4)
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.