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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Infraorder Pentatomomorpha

seed bug? - Liorhyssus hyalinus Unknown bug - Elasmostethus cruciatus There's something growing in there! ... and oh wow, look at me now!  7/8/09 - Acanthocephala Nezara viridula ? - Chinavia hilaris Mozena sp? possibly - Acanthocephala femorata Nymph, Mozena? - Mozena grey stink bug - Euschistus Pentatomoidea - Euschistus
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
Numbers
worldwide, >16,200 spp. in >2620 genera of 42 families, arranged into 5 superfamilies(1)
Range
worldwide(1)
Food
mostly herbivores, incl. seed- and root-feeders; some are predators (Geocoridae, Asopinae, some exotic Pyrrhocoridae; some Berytidae zoophagous); members of one exotic tribe of the Rhyparochromidae are hematophagous(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.