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Species Largus succinctus - Largus Bug

Red on a pine - Largus succinctus Mystery Bug - Largus succinctus - male - female Largus succinctus Bordered Plant Bug - Largus succinctus Largus - Largus succinctus Largus bug on Asclepias curassavica - Largus succinctus Largus bug - Largus succinctus Orange & Black Stink Bug - Largus succinctus
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 Pyrrhocoroidea
Family Largidae (Bordered Plant Bugs)
Tribe Largini
Genus Largus
Species succinctus (Largus Bug)
Other Common Names
Bordered Plant Bug, Red Bug
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Largus succinctus (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Cimex succinctus Linnaeus 1763
13-17 mm
A large, dark bug, black or dark yellow-brown. Orange-red to orange-yellow border to abdomen margins of corium. Base of femora also this same color.
Largus cinctus is a closely-related species of the western United States. Taxonomy, and thus range, of these species not quite clear. (1)
Woodlands, commonly found on pine trees.
Spring and summer (?)
Adults suck plant juices, presumably.
Life Cycle
Found on oak (Quercus), wax myrtle (Myrica), other deciduous woody plants, and sometimes on forbs.
Another orange-and-black bug. (Others include Milkweed Bugs and several Assassin Bugs.) Surely this is a mimicry complex.
See Also
Cotton stainers--Dysdercus
Largus cinctus - w. US
Print References
Arnett, p. 261, fig. 20.33 (2)
Drees, Field Guide to Common Texas Insects, p. 56, plate 60. (3)
Slater, p. 97, fig. 171 (1)
Internet References
Checklist of True Bugs of Oklahoma--L. succinctus as representative image for hemiptera
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.A Field Guide to Common Texas Insects
Bastiaan M. Drees, John A. Jackman. 1998. Gulf Publishing.