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For the places formerly known as Loxa, see Loja.
Loxa viridis.jpg
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. & 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.