Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


Subfamily Ischnorhynchinae

Aureolaria bug - Kleidocerys resedae Plant Bug - Kleidocerys resedae ΐ - Kleidocerys Bug for ID - Kleidocerys resedae  Kleidocerys sp.? - Kleidocerys resedae Kleidocerys? - Kleidocerys resedae Kleidocerys resedae? - Kleidocerys - male - female bug - Kleidocerys
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 Lygaeoidea
Family Lygaeidae (Seed Bugs)
Subfamily Ischnorhynchinae
Explanation of Names
treated in some sources as a separate family
8 spp. in a single genus in our area(1), ~80 spp. in 16 genera total(2)
Hemelytra distinctly punctate, at least on the clavi. Central area of scutellum usually not separated from posterior edge of pronotum by a distinct transverse groove. Abdomen shorter than thorax. Apex of corium reaching to or beyond end of abdomen and apex of membrane far beyond (3).
worldwide and throughout NA(1); most diverse in the Afrotropical, Palaearctic and Oriental Regions(4)
broad range of plant families, esp. Ericaceae, Scrophulariaceae, and Myrtaceae (Kleidocerys often on Ericaceae, particularly rhododendrons)(4)