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Genus Niesthrea

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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 Niesthrea
Explanation of Names
Niesthrea Spinola 1837
3 spp. in our area(1), 13 total(2)
may be recognized by the dark rings of femora and tibiae.
Key to two species:
Connexivia 3-5 mostly black, with narrow white hind margin and small pale patch near middle; <6.5 mm ...N. sidae
Connexivia 3-5 white in posterior third, with distinct white spot near middle; >6.5 mm ...N. louisianica
N. louisianica e. US to CA(3)
N. sidae GA-FL-TX to S. America(1)
N. ventralis* TX to C. America(1)
*long treated as a syn. of sidae