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Genus Murgantia

New guest in garden - Murgantia histrionica Harlequin Bug - Murgantia histrionica Harlequin Bug, Murgantia histrionica, hatching from eggs - Murgantia histrionica Harlequin Bug - Murgantia histrionica - male - female black&yello bug - Murgantia histrionica Bug - Murgantia histrionica Harlequin Bug eggs and nymphs - Murgantia histrionica Murgantia histrionica? - Murgantia histrionica
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 Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Strachiini
Genus Murgantia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Murgantia Stål 1862
Explanation of Names
Murgantia Stål 1862
2 spp. in our area(1)
New World; in our area, M. histrionica is widespread, M. violacea in FL only(1)
Works Cited
1.Comparison of male genitalia of Murgantia histrionica, varicolor, and M. violascens (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
McPherson J.E., Ahmad I. 2008. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 110: 1028-1033.