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Genus Narnia

Cactus Bug - Narnia femorata Cactus Bug - Narnia femorata - male - female Cholla bug - Narnia snowi Cactus Bug - Narnia femorata Narnia snowi? - Narnia snowi AZ-1 - Narnia Cactus leaf footed bug - Narnia - male - female Female, Narnia femorata? - Narnia - female
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 Anisoscelini
Genus Narnia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Narnia Stål, 1862
6 spp., all in our area(1)
body elongate with subhexagonal pronotum about as long as head; basal antennal segment shorter than head (as long as portion of head in front of eye); fourth segment of beak at least 2.5 times longer than third segment; hind femora moderately swollen; proximal two-thirds to three-quarters of hind tibiae somewhat dilated
sw. US to Costa Rica
nymphs and adults feed on fruit and joints of cactus, including prickly pear and cholla (Platyopuntia, Cylindropuntia)
Life Cycle
two generations per year in the southwest
The validity of the subgenera Narnia (Narnia) and Narnia (Xerocoris) is questionable and BG no longer uses them, following(2), although the previous remarks are conserved. Narnia (Narnia) was characterized as follows: surface of body with a close grayish mottle pubescence; form narrow; head proportionally long; connexivum narrow; antennae long and slender; median carina of pronotum not pronounced; lateral margins of the pronotum not very distinctly carinate; hemelytra without a transverse white band, or with obsolete vestiges of such a band. The subgenus included N. femorata (=pallidicornis), N. marquezi and N. inornata (Nearctic status questionable). Narnia (Xerocoris) was characterized as follows: surface of body not covered with a close grayish pubescence; head proportionally short; connexivum broad; antennae short and stout; median carina of the pronotum distinct; margins of the pronotum distinctly carinated; hemelytra with a transverse band. The subgenus included N. snowi and N. wilsoni.
N. coachellae has not been placed in either subgenus as its characteristics are intermediate between the two subgenera. As currently known, it is restricted to the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, California.
See Also
Leptoglossus have a larger metatibial dilation and a longer scape
Internet References
holotypes of N. femorata and N. pallidicornis