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Species Anasa scorbutica

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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 Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Hypselonotini
Genus Anasa (Squash Bugs)
Species scorbutica (Anasa scorbutica)
Explanation of Names
Anasa scorbutica (Fabricius 1775)
Size
12-14 mm(1)
Range
widespread neotropical sp. ranging into sw. US & FL(2)(1)
Food
recorded hosts include squash, Luffa cylindrica, tomato, Momordica charantia(1)(3)
Works Cited
1.Coreidae of Florida (Hemiptera, Heteroptera).
Baranowski, R.M. and J.A. Slater. 1986. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Vol. 12, no. 630. viii + 82 pp.
2.Catalog of the Coreidae, or Leaf-Footed Bugs, of the New World
Richard Packauskas. 2010. Fort Hays State University.
3.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.