Family - Scutelleridae

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


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6 results for "Scutelleridae"

Homaemus aeneifrons

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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.

Homaemus bijugis

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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.

Eurygaster alternata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalityIn Alberta, this species has been collected from June to August. Identification7.5- 9.5 mm. The genus Eurygaster is easily told from other Albertan genera by its narrow scutellum which exposes the hemylytra for its entire length. Both E. alternata and E. amerinda are similar in appearance, although E. alternata is somewhat smaller and is generally found in wetter habitats (McPherson 1982). Colour and patterning in both species can be quite variable.

Fokkeria producta

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

IdentificationF. producta is considerably smaller than most other shield bugs found in Alberta, and can be told from other species by its dark, rather conical head and its less angular, more oval pronotum.

Phimodera binotata

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

SeasonalitySpecimens have been collected from May to July. 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.

Phimodera torpida

University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum

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.

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