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Species Homaemus aeneifrons

Solid-backed bug - Homaemus aeneifrons An oldie - Homaemus aeneifrons Homaemus aeneifrons Homaemus aeneifrons? - Homaemus aeneifrons Eurygaster? - Homaemus aeneifrons unknown Pentatomoidea - Homaemus aeneifrons Scutelleridae, dorsal - Homaemus aeneifrons Homaemus aeneifrons (Say) - Homaemus aeneifrons
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 Homaemus
Species aeneifrons (Homaemus aeneifrons)
Explanation of Names
Homaemus aeneifrons (Say 1824)
aeneifrons = 'bronze forehead'
7-9 mm(1)
lack of yellowish submarginal stripe on head is diagnostic. H. bijugis is smaller (5.7-8 mm), has yellowish submarginal stripe on head, and in Canada is restricted to the west (MB-BC) (see species page at U. of Alberta); H. parvulus has yellow pubescence on head (lacking in H. aenifrons) and in Canada is restricted to BC(2)
e. NA (NS-MB to NC-KS)(1); in Canada: H. a. aenifrons NS-MB; H. a. consors SK-BC-YK-AK
weeds, sedges, and swampy meadows as well as dry habitats(3)(1)
spring through fall; overwinter as adults(3)
various sedges (Carex) and rushes (Juncus)(4)
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
2.Terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates of British Columbia: Priorities for inventory and descriptive research
G.G.E. Scudder. 1996. Res. Br., BC Min. For., and Wildl. Br., BC Min. Environ., Lands and Parks. Victoria, BC. Work. Pap. 09/1996. vi+206 pp.
3.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
4.Pentatomoidea Host Index