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Species Pellaea stictica

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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 Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Pentatomini
Genus Pellaea
Species stictica (Pellaea stictica)
Explanation of Names
Pellaea stictica (Dallas 1851)
southmost TX to Argentina - Map (1)(2)
Species has more recently established in southern California, arriving no later than 2019 (3)
The species is somewhat generalist. In southern California, it has been associated with a wide variety of plants, but seems to be particularly fond of the ornamental Bauhinia orchid trees (3).
Life Cycle
Eggs and nymphs have been collected from glossy privet, Ligustrum lucidum.
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.First record of Pellaea stictica (Dallas, 1851) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in California, U.S.A.
Forthman, M., Lara, R., Meeds, A., and Rider, D. 2022. Pan Pacific Entomologist.