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Family Pachygronthidae

Fat-legged Seed Bug - Oedancala dorsalis Bug - Phlegyas annulicrus PlantBug #2 - Oedancala dorsalis Phlegyas abbreviatus Phlegyas abbreviatus (Uhler) - Phlegyas abbreviatus Oedancala dorsalis Oedancala dorsalis (?) - Oedancala dorsalis 1st instar seed bug nymph - Oedancala dorsalis
Classification
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 Lygaeoidea
Family Pachygronthidae
Explanation of Names
Pachygronthidae Stål 1865
from Pachygrontha 'thick fist'
Numbers
2 subfamilies, with 7 spp. in 3 genera in our area and ~80 spp. in 13 genera total(1)(2)
Range
e NA to CA (BG data); worldwide (mostly tropical regions)(1)
Works Cited
1.Zoological catalogue of Australia: Hemiptera: Heteroptera (Pentatomomorpha)
Cassis G., Gross G.F. 2002. CSIRO Publishing, 751 pp.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.