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Genus Loxa

Really Big Green Bug - Loxa flavicollis Loxa viridis Green Stink Bug - Loxa flavicollis Green Stink Bug - Loxa flavicollis Green Stink Bug - Loxa Green Stink Bug - Loxa Unknown  - Loxa
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 Chlorocorini
Genus Loxa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Loxa Amyot & Serville 1843
2 spp. in our area(2)
Differ from other unpatterned green stinkbugs in having humeri spined and the anterolateral pronotal margin serrate.
L. viridis usually has a dark line along the inner surfaces of antennomeres 1 & 2; L. flavicollis usually does not. --Lyle Buss
(However, Egle's revision says that for separating L. virescens, not L. viridis.)
neotropical group ranging into so. US (GA-FL-AZ)(3)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the genus Loxa (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)
Eger J.E. 1978. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 86: 224-259.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.