Species Details

Homaemus aeneifrons

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Identification7-9 mm. Both Homaemus aeneifrons and H. bijugis may possess paired eliptical patterning on the pronotum immediately behind the eyes, however H. aeneifrons typically lacks the distinct yellow submarginal stripes on the head which are characteristic of H. bijugis (though some faint striping may be present) (McPherson 1982). Additionally, H. aeneifrons is generally somewhat larger than H. bijugis.

Scientific Name Homaemus aeneifrons Identification
7-9 mm. Both Homaemus aeneifrons and H. bijugis may possess paired eliptical patterning on the pronotum immediately behind the eyes, however H. aeneifrons typically lacks the distinct yellow submarginal stripes on the…
7-9 mm. Both Homaemus aeneifrons and H. bijugis may possess paired eliptical patterning on the pronotum immediately behind the eyes, however H. aeneifrons typically lacks the distinct yellow submarginal stripes on the head which are characteristic of H. bijugis (though some faint striping may be present) (McPherson 1982). Additionally, H. aeneifrons is generally somewhat larger than H. bijugis.
Life History These insects are believed to overwinter as adults, and are presumed to be univoltine in the northern part of their range (McPherson 1982). Conservation This is the most common Scutellerid in Alberta. Diet Info Phytophaegous (food plants unknown, but judging by the extent of habitats in which it is found, it is likely a generalist feeder). Range
Several subspecies in N. America. Two subfam. in Canada: H. aenifrons aenifrons from nw Nova Scotia west to Manitoba, and H. aenifrons consors from Saskatchewan to British Columbia, and north to the Northwest…
Several subspecies in N. America. Two subfam. in Canada: H. aenifrons aenifrons from nw Nova Scotia west to Manitoba, and H. aenifrons consors from Saskatchewan to British Columbia, and north to the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Alaska. In Alberta, H. aenifrons has been collected in Edmonton, Cypress Hills, Red Deer (50 % aspen grove), Athabaska, Cochrane foothills, Waterton, Banff and Nordegg (Strickland 1953).

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"Homaemus aeneifrons, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2498. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Hemiptera Family Scutelleridae Subfamily Pachtcorinae Genus Homaemus Species Homaemus aeneifrons
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