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Genus Arhyssus

Unknown Hemiptera - Arhyssus Arhyssus ??? - Arhyssus lateralis little bug - Arhyssus lateralis Hairy bug - Arhyssus nigristernum Green and black plant bug with spots - Arhyssus Liorhyssus? - Arhyssus Insect - Arhyssus Lygaeid? - Arhyssus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Pentatomomorpha
Superfamily Coreoidea (Leatherbugs)
Family Rhopalidae (Scentless Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Rhopalinae
Tribe Niesthreini
Genus Arhyssus
Explanation of Names
Arhyssus Stål 1870
Numbers
14 spp. in our area(1), ~20 spp. total(2)
Identification
Metapleura divided in two by a sulcus, their tips visible dorsally (unlike in Stictopleurus)
Wing tips not much protruding over abdomen (unlike in Liorhyssus)
Connexivia often patterned (unlike in Rhopalus tigrinus)
Range
widely dist., most spp. in w NA except A. laeralis and A. nigristernum (3)
Habitat
fields, weedy areas, savanna
Season
mostly Apr-Oct (BG data)
Print References
Chopra, N.P. 1968. A revision of the genus Arhyssus Stål. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 61(3): 629-655. (4)
Internet References
spmn images, seasonality/habitat of A. lateralis and A. hirtus
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Livermore L.J.R., Lemaître V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
4.A revision of the genus Arhyssus Stål.
Chopra, N.P. 1968. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 61(3): 629-655.