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Genus Loxa

Green Stink Bug - Loxa flavicollis Loxa viridis Loxa flavicollis Pentatomid Nymph  - Loxa Green Stink Bug - Loxa Stink Bug? - Loxa Loxa flavicollis
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 Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs)
Subfamily Pentatominae
Tribe Chlorocorini
Genus Loxa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Loxa Amyot & Serville 1843
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(2)
Identification
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.)
Range
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.