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Genus Sehirus

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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 Pentatomoidea
Family Cydnidae (Burrowing Bugs)
Genus Sehirus
Explanation of Names
Sehirus Amyot & Serville 1843
Hebrew sa'ir/se'ir (שׂעיר) 'hairy, bristly' [the word used to describe male goats and Esau (Gen. 27:11); other meanings]
Numbers
A single species in the New World(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the subfamily Sehirinae whose members are found 'up-on-plants'(2) and are much more diverse in Eurasia
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
2.Australian Faunal Directory