Cydnidae

Pronunciation:  [SID·ni·dae]

Common Name:  Burrower Bugs

Description:  Broadly oval and dark brown or black in color.  Burrower bugs resemble small stink bugs but have rows of stout spines on the tibiae.  Most species are probably phytophagous, feeding on roots or foliage.

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Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Stout spines along the tibiae
  2. Five-segmented antennae
  3. Large triangular scutellum in center of back
  4. Ocelli present

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Order:  Hemiptera, suborder Heteroptera