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Genus Anasa - Squash Bugs

Squash Bug - Anasa tristis nymph - Anasa tristis Stink bug ID? - Anasa tristis Squash bug with Tachinid egg? - Anasa tristis Anasa tristis - Anasa Pumpkin/squash bug - Anasa Squash Bug - Anasa tristis Bug - Anasa armigera
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 Coreini
Genus Anasa (Squash Bugs)
Explanation of Names
Anasa Amyot & Serville 1843
6 spp. in our area(1), 75 spp. total(2)
neotropical genus ranging north into Canada(2)
hosts: Cucurbitaceae
A. armigera and A. tristis are very common(1)
Trichopoda spp. flies parasitize members of this genus. Some lady beetles predate on them.
Trichopoda egg.