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

Species Homaemus proteus

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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 Pentatomoidea
Family Scutelleridae (Shield-backed Bugs)
Subfamily Pachycorinae
Genus Homaemus
Species proteus (Homaemus proteus)
Explanation of Names
Homaemus proteus Stål 1862
Range
so. US (CA-TX, FL) to Columbia(1)
Food
On Parthenium (Asteraceae) and Lantana (Verbenaceae)(2)
See Also
Sphyrocoris obliquus (Germar) - Range: s. US
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.Pentatomoidea Host Index