Acanthocephala (insect)

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Acanthocephala
Acanthocephala terminalis.JPG
Acanthocephala terminalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Coreidae
Genus: Acanthocephala
Laporte, 1833[1]
Species

>25 species; see text

Acanthocephala is a New World genus of true bugs in the family Coreidae.[1] The name is derived from the Greek akanth- meaning "thorn/spine" + kephale meaning "head" This name is in reference to the spine on the front of the head.

Species[edit]

The known species of Acanthocephala are:[2]

  • A. affinis (Walker, 1871)
  • A. alata (Burmeister, 1835)
  • A. angustipes (Westwood, 1842)
  • A. apicalis (Westwood, 1842)
  • A. arcuata (Uhler, 1884)
  • A. bicoloripes (Stål, 1855)
  • A. concolor (Herrich-Schäffer, 1841)
  • A. confraterna (Uhler, 1871)
  • A. consobrina (Westwood, 1842)
  • A. dallasi (Lethierry & Severin, 1894)
  • A. declivis (Say, 1832)
  • A. equalis (Westwood, 1842)
  • A. femorata (Fabricius, 1775) - Florida leaf-footed bug
  • A. fulvitarsa (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851)
  • A. hamata (Bergroth, 1924)
  • A. heissi (Brailovsky, 2006)
  • A. latipes (Drury, 1782)
  • A. mercur (Mayr, 1865)
  • A. ochracea (Montandon, 1895)
  • A. parensis (Dallas, 1852)
  • A. pittieri (Montandon, 1895)
  • A. pleuritica (Costa, 1863)
  • A. scutellata (Signoret, 1862)
  • A. surata (Burmeister, 1835)
  • A. terminalis (Dallas, 1852)
  • A. thomasi (Uhler, 1872)
  • A. unicolor (Westwood, 1842)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McPherson, J. E., Packauskas, R. J., Sites, R. W., Taylor, S. J., Bundy, C. S., Bradshaw, J. D., Mitchell, P. L. (2011) Review of Acanthocephala (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) of America north of Mexico with a key to species. Zootaxa 2835: 30–40. The full text.
  2. ^ "genus Acanthocephala Laporte, 1833". Coreoidea Species File Online. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 

External links[edit]

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