Species Details

Phimodera torpida

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Identification6.5- 7.0 mm. In Alberta, species of the genus Phimodera are generally slightly smaller and darker in colour than other scutellerids (excepting Fokkeria producta). P. binotata and P. torpida are characterised by a broad X-shaped pattern on the pronotum and paired pale stripes on the leading edge of the scutellum, just below the pronotal angle. While both species of Phimodera in Alberta are quite similar, P. torpida is only known in the province from one record and is probably less likely to be encountered.

Scientific Name Phimodera torpida Identification
6.5- 7.0 mm. In Alberta, species of the genus Phimodera are generally slightly smaller and darker in colour than other scutellerids (excepting Fokkeria producta). P. binotata and P. torpida are characterised by a…
6.5- 7.0 mm. In Alberta, species of the genus Phimodera are generally slightly smaller and darker in colour than other scutellerids (excepting Fokkeria producta). P. binotata and P. torpida are characterised by a broad X-shaped pattern on the pronotum and paired pale stripes on the leading edge of the scutellum, just below the pronotal angle. While both species of Phimodera in Alberta are quite similar, P. torpida is only known in the province from one record and is probably less likely to be encountered.
Life History No information available. Diet Info Phytophagous Range
In Alberta, there is only one known record of Phimodera torpida, collected in Tilley, near Medicine Hat in August 1940. P. torpida is also found in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Colorado, Michigan and Utah…
In Alberta, there is only one known record of Phimodera torpida, collected in Tilley, near Medicine Hat in August 1940. P. torpida is also found in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Colorado, Michigan and Utah (McPherson 1982).

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"Species Details - Phimodera torpida, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2495. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Hemiptera Family Scutelleridae Subfamily Eurygastrinae Genus Phimodera Species Phimodera torpida
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum