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Species Spartocera fusca

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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 Spartocerini
Genus Spartocera
Species fusca (Spartocera fusca)
Explanation of Names
Spartocera fusca (Thunberg, 1783)
20-24 mm (1)
Large, boldly marked in yellowish-orange and black.
s. US to Argentina (1)
Open areas, cultivated land, gardens.
Life Cycle
Breeds on Solanum americanum and other plants. Early instar nymphs are gregarious.
Internet References
Reference from Florida Center for Library Automation, pp. 41-43--does not list original reference Likely: Baranowski RM, Slater JA. 1986. Coreidae of Florida (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville, FL. Volume 122. 82 pp. Includes illustration by S. Thurston.
Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of Economic Importance
Carl W. Schaefer, and Antonio Ricardo Panizzi. 2000. CRC Press.