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Species Hoplistoscelis pallescens

Damsel Bug? - Hoplistoscelis pallescens Damsel Bug? - Hoplistoscelis pallescens Bug Nymph ? - Hoplistoscelis pallescens - male Damsel Bug - Hoplistoscelis pallescens Assassin Bug? - Hoplistoscelis pallescens - male assassin bug nymph - Hoplistoscelis pallescens Nabidae - Hoplistoscelis pallescens - male damsel bug nymph - Hoplistoscelis pallescens
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 Cimicomorpha
Family Nabidae (Damsel Bugs)
Subfamily Nabinae
Tribe Nabini
Genus Hoplistoscelis
Species pallescens (Hoplistoscelis pallescens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hoplistoscelis pallescens (Reuter)
Orig. Comb: Nabis pallescens Reuter 1872
all the records of H. sordida in our area actually refer to H. pallescens; H. sordida, long believed to be the commonest eastern species(1), is a Neotropical species that does not range north of central Mexico(2)
The only northeastern species; so. ON and e. US west to the Great Plains(1)(3)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Three new species, notes and new records of poorly known species, and an updated checklist for the North American Nabidae...
Kerzhner I.M., Henry T.J. 2008. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 110: 988–1011.
3.Insects of Ojibway Prairie, a southern Ontario tallgrass prairie
Paiero S.M., Marshall S.A., Pratt P.D., Buck M. 2010. Shorthouse J.D., Floate K.D. (Eds.) Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands, Vol. 1: 199-225.