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Genus Jadera

Red-shouldered bug - Jadera haematoloma Smaller red and gray bug - Jadera haematoloma Jadera haematoloma - female Small red and black bug at multiple instars in Carrollton, Georgia - Jadera haematoloma red bug - Jadera haematoloma Jadera 0124C02M - Jadera coturnix - male Red & Black  - Jadera haematoloma
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 Serinethinae (Soapberry Bugs)
Genus Jadera
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carroll (2010)(1) lists both J. antica (Walker) and J. sanguinolenta (Fabricius) from southern Florida and southward, however true sanguinolenta occurs in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, but not in the continental US (Henry & Froeschner 1988, Mead & Fasulo 2007, Gollner-Scheiding 1979)
Carroll (2010)(1) uses Jadera bayardae Gollner-Scheiding 1982, but Henry & Froeschner (1988)(2) considers this taxon to be an unnecessary new name for J. hinnulea Gollner-Scheiding 1979
Explanation of Names
Jadera Stål 1862
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(1)(2) (NB: J. sanguinolenta record probably based on misidentified J. antica)
Size
7-13 mm (extralimital members up to 18 mm)(1)
Identification
color pattern distinctive among NA rhopalids
Range
data from(1)(2)
J. haematoloma widespread, US (CA-FL-NJ-NE) to S. America, W. Indies (+BG data)
J. antica - FL, W. Indies
J. coturnix - TX to S. America
J. hinnulea (as bayardae in(1)) - TX to Panama
Habitat
Subtropical edges (esp. FL), other areas with hostplants
Season
Summer, on hostplant, adults overwinter (often in buildings); all year in FL
Food
hosts: mostly Sapindaceae, incl. the introduced Golden Raintree (Koelreuteria)
Life Cycle
Adults overwinter
Print References
Gollner-Scheiding U. (1979) Die Gattung Jadera Stål, 1862 (Heteroptera, Rhopalidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 26: 47-75.
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