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Genus Homaemus

Homaemus proteus Stål - Homaemus proteus Pentatomidae - Homaemus aeneifrons Homaemus proteus? - Homaemus proteus Pentatomoid on grass - Homaemus bijugis Homaemus proteus - female Homaemus parvulus (Germar) - Homaemus parvulus Late evening Scutellerid - Homaemus Shield-backed Bug ~9mm - Homaemus aeneifrons
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 Homaemus
Explanation of Names
Homaemus Dallas 1851
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
key to eastern spp. in (2)
Range
New World (Canada to Colombia), mostly nearctic(3)(4)(5)
Food
recorded hosts include members of Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Juncaceae, Asteraceae, Verbenaceae, Ericaceae, Rosaceae(6)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
3.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
4.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
5.Shield Bugs (Scutelleridae)
Joseph Eger, Aline Barcellos, Luciana Weiler. 2015. Springer.
6.Pentatomoidea Host Index
7.University of Alberta Entomology Collection