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Species Agonoscelis puberula - African Cluster Bug

stink bug? - Agonoscelis puberula This must be Prionosoma podopioides, right? - Agonoscelis puberula unknown Hemipteran - Agonoscelis puberula Unknown bug (Trichopepla semivittata or Agonoscelis puberula?) - Agonoscelis puberula Trichopepla --? - Agonoscelis puberula stink bug - Agonoscelis puberula African cluster bug - Agonoscelis puberula true bug - Agonoscelis puberula
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 Agonoscelidini
Genus Agonoscelis
Species puberula (African Cluster Bug)
Explanation of Names
Agonoscelis puberula Stål 1854
very pubescent:
adventive in sw US to AR, IA / Mexico / West Indies (since ca. 1985)(1); native to e. & so. Africa
"They are on the spread. I expect them anywhere horehound (Marrubium vulgare) grows." (D.B. Thomas, pers.comm. to =v= 8.i.2015)
known hosts include members of Lamiaceae (horehound, thyme), Linaceae (flax), Buddlejaceae (Buddleja), and Rubiaceae (coffee tree); apparently occurs on an even wider range of hosts
earliest record in our area: AZ 1990(1)
See Also

Prionosoma podopioides
Internet References
Fact sheet - Bartelt 2011(2)