Species Details

Homaemus bijugis

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Identification5.7-8 mm. Both Homaemus aenifrons and H. bijugis may possess paired eliptical patterning on the pronotum immediately behind the eyes, however H. aenifrons 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. aenifrons is generally somewhat larger than H. bijugis.

Scientific Name Homaemus bijugis Identification
5.7-8 mm. Both Homaemus aenifrons and H. bijugis may possess paired eliptical patterning on the pronotum immediately behind the eyes, however H. aenifrons typically lacks the distinct yellow submarginal stripes on the…
5.7-8 mm. Both Homaemus aenifrons and H. bijugis may possess paired eliptical patterning on the pronotum immediately behind the eyes, however H. aenifrons 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. aenifrons is generally somewhat larger than H. bijugis.
Life History It appears that this species overwinters as adults and is univoltine (McPherson 1982). Diet Info Phytophagous. This species has been collected from various plants, including timothy grass, alfalfa, wheat, prairie and blue-grass pastures at forest-edges, and on other grasses (McPherson 1982). Range Found throughout the United States, while in Canada only known from British Columbia, Alberta (1 specimen in the Strickland Museum from Medicine Hat), Saskatchewan and Manitoba (McPherson 1982).

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"Homaemus bijugis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-2499. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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