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Species Mozena obesa

Mozena obesa - male Mozena obesa Montandon - Mozena obesa Mozena obesa Montandon - Mozena obesa
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 Nematopini
Genus Mozena
Species obesa (Mozena obesa)
Explanation of Names
Mozena (Rhombogaster) obesa Montandon 1899
Numbers
7 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
22 mm (BG data)
Range
scattered e. US records (TX-FL-SC-SD) (1),(BG data), M. obesa is the only e. US sp.
Food
adults and nymphs commonly on Mimosa microphylla (=Schrankia uncinata) (Froeschner 1942)
adults and nymphs on Prosopis glandulosa (Mitchell 1980)
Remarks
uncommon (2)
Print References
Froeschner, R.C. (1942). Contributions to a synopsis of the Hemiptera of Missouri, pt. II. Coreidae, Aradidae, Neididae. The American Midland Naturalist 27(3): 591–609. (JSTOR)
Mitchell, P.L. 1980. Host plant utilization by leaf-footed bugs: an investigation of generalist feeding strategy. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Texas at Austin. 226 pp.
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.Coreidae of Florida (Hemiptera, Heteroptera).
Baranowski, R.M. and J.A. Slater. 1986. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 12, no. 630. viii + 82 pp.