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Species Dysdercus andreae - St. Andrew's Cotton Stainer

Saint Andrews Cotton Stainer bug - Dysdercus andreae Cotton Stainers - Dysdercus andreae - male - female Dysdercus andreae Any Ideas - Dysdercus andreae This insect(presumably hemiptera) walk into my balcony - Dysdercus andreae Soapberry or box elder bug - Dysdercus andreae
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 Pyrrhocoroidea
Family Pyrrhocoridae (Red Bugs)
Genus Dysdercus (Cotton Stainers)
Species andreae (St. Andrew's Cotton Stainer)
Explanation of Names
Dysdercus andreae (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
8-11.5 mm(1)
Identification
Bright red with a prominent "St. Andrew's Cross" on hemelytra(2)
corium and clavus with pale margins forming a 'St. Andrews Cross'; black spots of corium variable but not round and generally forming a transverse bar near base of membrane; scutellum entirely reddish; collar of pronotum contrasting pale yellow; clavus entirely brown(3)
Range
so. FL(1); West Indies
Internet References
Fact sheet (Mead & Fasulo 2014)(3)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.University of Florida: Featured Creatures