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Superfamily Pyrrhocoroidea

Bordered Plant Bug? - Largus sculptilis Stinkbug - Largus semipletus Black Bug - Arhaphe arguta orange and black bug - Largus maculiventris Milkweed Bugs? - Scantius aegyptius Mottled orange and black bug - Largus cinctus Arhaphe arguta Unidentified bug - Dysdercus concinnus
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 Pyrrhocoroidea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
sister group to the Coreoidea(1)
Numbers
2 families, with 32 spp. in 10 genera in our area(2) and ~450 spp. in 46 genera worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide(1)
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.