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Genus Niesthrea

Plant Bug ID Request - Niesthrea louisianica unknown - Niesthrea louisianica Niesthrea louisianica Scentless Plant Bug - Niesthrea louisianica Polka dotted golden bug ? - Niesthrea louisianica 1125C05 - Niesthrea louisianica nymph - Niesthrea louisianica Scentless Plant Bug - Niesthrea louisianica - Niesthrea louisianica
Classification
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
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1), 13 total(2)
Identification
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
Range
N. louisianica e. US to CA(3)
N. sidae GA-FL-TX to S. America(1)
N. ventralis* TX to C. America(1)
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*long treated as a syn. of sidae