Overview

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Banasa dimiata is a colorful, phytophagous stink bug widely distributed and commonly found in the United States and Canada from Vancouver Island to California and Quebec to Florida.  It is associated with trees and shrubs in a number of different families including Rosaceae, Ericaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Betulaceae, Fagaceae, and Pinaceae (DeCoursey 1963, Mc Pherson 1982).

Say (1831) originally described this species as Pentatoma dimiata, but LeConte (1859) emended the name to dimidiata.  While some have accepted this emendation (Hoffman 2005), both names remain in use (Froeschner 1988).

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Physiology and Cell Biology

Cell Biology

In Banasa dimidiata, the diploid number of chromosomes is 16 in both sexes.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Banasa dimidiata

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Banasa dimidiata

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Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 22
Species With Barcodes: 1
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