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Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)-Alydidae (Broad-headed Bugs) - Nymph

Size :10-18 mm

Identification: Similar to Rhopalidae & Coreidae but head is realtively broader and body usually long and narrow.

Habitat :vegetation along roadsides and in wooded areas

Range: Across NA and much of the world; most diverse in the tropical/subtropical regions.

Food: All phytophagous; Alydinae feed primarily on Fabaceae (often on seeds); Micreletrynae, mainly on grasses.

Many stink worse than stink bugs (Pentatomidae)