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Species Anasa armigera

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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 Hypselonotini
Genus Anasa (Squash Bugs)
Species armigera (Anasa armigera)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anasa armigera (Say)
Orig. Comb: Coreus armigera Say, 1825
13-17 mm (1)(2)
Similar to A. tristis, but spines of head very prominent; head without pale line; basal segment of antennae with large black dots(1); nymphs white until the 5th instar. (3)
e NA (QC-ON to FL-TX)(4)(5)(6)
In Indiana, occurs on bur-cucumber (Sicyos angulatus) sometimes alongside Anasa repetita. Has been found overwintering beneath loose bark near where its host plant grows. (2)
Also found on cultivated cucumber.
Feeds on both native and cultivated cucumber(7)
Life Cycle
Univoltine, at least in the north. (8)
Sometimes a pest on cultivated cucumbers(1); much less economically important than A. tristis(7)
Noted to be parastized by Trichopoda pennipes (Tachinidae). (9)
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Heteroptera of Eastern North America
W.S. Blatchley. 1926. The Nature Publishing Company.
3.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.
4.Livermore L.J.R., Lemaître V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0
5.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
6.Anasa armigera
7.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.
8.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.
9.A host-parasite catalog of North American Tachinidae (Diptera)
Arnaud P.H. 1978. USDA Miscellaneous Publication 1319: 1–860.