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Genus Metacanthus

Pale Jade - Metacanthus multispinus Metacanthus multispinus Stilt bug (Metacanthus multispinus) posing on potato vine plant - Metacanthus multispinus Santa Rita Metacanthus - Metacanthus multispinus Metacanthus - Metacanthus multispinus Metacanthus - Metacanthus multispinus Male, Metacanthus multispinus? - Metacanthus multispinus - male Male, Metacanthus multispinus? - Metacanthus multispinus - male
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 Lygaeoidea
Family Berytidae (Stilt Bugs)
Subfamily Metacanthinae
Genus Metacanthus
Explanation of Names
Metacanthus Costa 1847
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, 25 total(1)
Range
mostly warmer parts of the Old World; in our area, M. multispinus widespread E of the Rockies + OR; M. calvus CA; M. tenellus FL TX(1)