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Genus Prionosoma

Prionosoma podopioides Uhler - Prionosoma podopioides Shield bug #1 - Prionosoma podopioides Shield bug #1 - Prionosoma podopioides A fuzzy one - Prionosoma podopioides Pentatomid - Prionosoma podopioides Prionosoma podopioides Uhler - Prionosoma podopioides Prionosoma podopioides Uhler - Prionosoma podopioides
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 Carpocorini
Genus Prionosoma
Explanation of Names
Prionosoma Uhler 1863
Greek prion 'saw' + soma 'body' (refers to the toothed margin of the abdomen)
Numbers
A single species in our area(1)
Range
w. US east to IA & MO(1)
Food
on Helianthus (Asteraceae)(2); "Records indicate a preference for desert monocots (Yucca, Agave, bunch grass)" (D.B. Thomas, pers. comm. to =v= 2.vii.2010)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Rider D. (2006-2013) Pentatomoidea home page