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Genus Orsilochides

Shield Bug - Orsilochides guttata Bug... - Orsilochides guttata Another Floridian shield-backed bug - Orsilochides guttata Bug - Orsilochides guttata Orsilochides - Orsilochides stictica Designer Beetles - Orsilochides What kind of beetle is this? - Orsilochides guttata Black and Gold Beetle - Orsilochides guttata
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 Scutelleridae (Shield-backed Bugs)
Subfamily Pachycorinae
Genus Orsilochides
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chelysoma, Chelysomidea, Orsilochus, Pachycoris (1)
Explanation of Names
Orsilochides Kirkaldy 1909
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1), several in the Neotropics(2)
Range
Lattin (1964) reported O. guttata from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Additionally, Lattin reported O. stictica from Texas for the first time. That dissertation was not published, and so was not cataloged in (1)

GBIF records suggest that O. guttata is now also found in Texas and Arkansas, while O. stictica has expanded its range along the gulf coast into Louisiana and Mississippi. (3)
Food
hosts include members of Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Bromeliaceae, Convolvulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Malvaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Pedaliaceae, Poaceae, Solanaceae, and Verbenaceae(4)
Print References
Lattin, J. D. (1964). The Scutellerinae of America north of Mexico (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). PhD Thesis. University of California, Berkley.
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
2.Shield Bugs (Scutelleridae)
Joseph Eger, Aline Barcellos, Luciana Weiler. 2015. Springer.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.Pentatomoidea Host Index