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Subfamily Serinethinae - Soapberry Bugs

red-shouldered bug (Jadera haematoloma) - Jadera haematoloma Red and Black Bugs - Boisea trivittata Jadera haematoloma - female 0105C2015-02 Adult - Jadera Jadera - Jadera coturnix Name Please... - Boisea trivittata Jadera haematoloma ? - Jadera haematoloma Boisea trivittata  - Boisea trivittata
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)
4 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), ~65 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(2)
black-and-red color scheme is distinctive among NA rhopalids

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most of NA(1); most diverse in tropical regions of both hemispheres(3); Boisea is a small group represented in NA, so. India, and e. & so. Africa, Jadera is a New World (mostly neotropical) genus, Leptocoris is a large palaeotropical genus(2)
seeds of various Sapindaceae(2)
"Soapberry bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhopalidae: Serinethinae) are seed predators feeding exclusively on members of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae)." -- Tsai et al., Zookeys 297