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Genus Chariesterus

Assassin Bug - Chariesterus antennator Euphorbia Bug 02 - Chariesterus antennator Small flying bug with lng antenna. - Chariesterus Euphorbia Bug nymph - Chariesterus antennator Chariesterus antennator Chariesterus balli Bug 2 - Chariesterus antennator Chariesterus antennator? - Chariesterus
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 Coreidae (Leaf-footed Bugs)
Subfamily Coreinae
Tribe Chariesterini
Genus Chariesterus
Explanation of Names
Chariesterus Laporte 1833
4 spp. in our area, 12 total(1)(2)
key to spp. in(1)
essentially neotropical genus, with 1 sp. ranging far north into the US and 3 spp. ranging into TX or CA(1)