Shield Bug
( Eurygaster sp. )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Eurygaster sp.
(Laporte ,1832 )
Common Name:Shield Bug
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Paraneoptera
Order:Hemiptera
Suborder:Heteroptera
Family:Scutellidae
Genus:Eurygaster
Taxon Code:HET00217
ITIS/TSN:109026

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Rd., Antioch
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB060700
Open Space Location:Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

RECOGNITION
Description
Scutellum leaves wings visible well beyond mid-length.
Diversity
5 species in North America.

BIOLOGY
Range
All across North America. Widespread and much more diverse in Eurasia. One introduced species.
Diversity
5 species in North America.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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