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Species Pangaeus bilineatus

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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 Pentatomoidea
Family Cydnidae (Burrowing Bugs)
Subfamily Cydninae
Tribe Geotomini
Genus Pangaeus
Species bilineatus (Pangaeus bilineatus)
Explanation of Names
Pangaeus bilineatus (Say 1825)
5.2-7.8 mm(1)
blackish cydnid with an impunctate submarginal line along the anterior pronotal margin
Much of North America (QC-SD-CA south to FL and Guatemala)(1)
much of the year in the south
Polyphagous; has been collected from cotton, peppers, strawberry, spinach, peanut, Spartina, Desmodium, oak, peach, and pear(1)
Life Cycle
Adults become active in the spring and lay eggs in the soil. Nymphs are reported as early as mid-May(1)
can be quite variable over its range(2)
Parasitized by the strepsipteran Triozocera mexicana
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
2.Cydnidae of the Western Hemisphere
Froeschner, R. C. 1960. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 111(3430): 337-680, 13 plates.