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Genus Orsilochides

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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
Explanation of Names
Orsilochides Kirkaldy 1909
3 spp. in our area, 6 total(1)
key to spp. in (1)
neotropical genus ranging into so. US(1)
hosts include members of Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Bromeliaceae, Convolvulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Malvaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Pedaliaceae, Poaceae, Solanaceae, and Verbenaceae(2)