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Species Scaptocoris castaneus

Scaptocoris castaneus Scaptocoris castaneus
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 Scaptocoris
Species castaneus (Scaptocoris castaneus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scaptocoris castaneus Perty 1833
native to S. America, adventive in NA (established in GA and SC)
coastal sand dunes
earliest NA record: SC 1963
damage reported on several crops in S. America, but many records probably refer to different cydnid spp.(1)
Print References
Froeschner R.C., Steiner W.E. (1983) Second record of South American burrowing bug, Scaptocoris castaneus Perty. Entomological News 94: 176 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Heteroptera of economic importance
Schaefer C.W., Panizzi A.R. (eds). 2000. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 828 pp.