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Loxa viridis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
Family: Pentatomidae
Tribe: Pentatomini
Genus: Loxa
Amyot & Serville, 1843

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Loxa is an insect genus in the large family of shield bugs.[1] It occurs primarily in Central America and Mexico, but is also found in Texas, Florida and South America.[1] While Loxa is a genus of the tribe Pentatomini, its species are similar in many respects to those in the Chlorocorini, specifically the genera: Chlorocoris Spinola, Chloropepla Stål, Mayrinia Horvath and Fecelia Stål.[2] Some species of Loxa are minor crop pests, for example Loxa deducta.[3]

Species include:


  1. ^ a b Loxa at the Encyclopedia of Life
  2. ^ Eger, Joseph E. (1978). "Revision of the genus Loxa (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)". Journal of the New York Entomological Society 86 (3): 224–259.  Abstract
  3. ^ Panizzi, Antônio R.; Mourão, Ana P. M. and Oliveira, Émerson D. M. (1998). "Nymph and adult biology and seasonal abundance of Loxa deducta (Walker) on privet, Ligustrum lucidum". Anais da Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil 27 (2): 199–206. doi:10.1590/s0301-80591998000200005. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014.