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Species Hypselonotus punctiventris - Spot-sided Coreid

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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 Hypselonotus
Species punctiventris (Spot-sided Coreid)
Explanation of Names
Hypselonotus punctiventris Stål 1862
the specific and common names refer to black spots at spiracles
Identification
"As implied by the lack of names in synonymy, there is little conspicuous variation. The pronotum tends to have the 6 longitudinal vittae less developed in most specimens from Texas and northeastern Mexico than elsewhere. In all specimens preocellar vittae are present, and in all specimens the pale band of the corium is present and triangular." (Whitehead, 1974)
Range
se. US, AZ (AZ, TX-FL) to Costa Rica - Map (1)(2)(3)
Habitat
common in gardens
Season
year round in TX (BG data)
Food
Feeds on mallows and a wide variety of other hosts
Life Cycle
Egg, Nymphs:
Print References
Whitehead, D.R. 1974. Variation and synonymy in Hypselonotus (Heteroptera: Coreidae). Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. 64(3): 223-233. (Full Text)
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