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Genus Arhyssus

Rhopalidae - Arhyssus Is this Arhyssus nymph? - Arhyssus Arhyssus nymph - Arhyssus Seed Bug? - Arhyssus Arhyssus nigristernum ? - Arhyssus nigristernum Arhyssus? - Arhyssus Scentless Plant Bug - Arhyssus Arhyssus nigristernum
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised by Chopra (1968)(1)
Explanation of Names
Arhyssus Stål 1870
14 spp. in our area(2), ~20 spp. total(3)
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)
most spp. in w NA except A. laeralis and A. nigristernum(4)
fields, weedy areas, savanna
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Arhyssus Stål.
Chopra, N.P. 1968. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 61(3): 629-655.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Livermore L.J.R., Lemaître V.A., Dolling W.R., Webb M.D. Coreoidea species file online. Version 5.0
4.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.