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Genus Harmostes

Plant Bug - Harmostes reflexulus Leaf footed bug? - Harmostes reflexulus Harmostes angustatus? - Harmostes angustatus Harmostes II - Harmostes reflexulus Green Insect on Perky Sue - Harmostes reflexulus scentless plant bug - Harmostes reflexulus Harmostes sp. - Harmostes dorsalis Harmostes angustatus
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 Harmostini
Genus Harmostes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Harmostes Burmeister 1835
6-7 spp. in our area (all in the nominate subgenus), 28 spp. in 2 subgenera total(2)
7-9.5 mm
New World, Canada to South America(1); our spp.:(3)
H. angustatus sw US (CA-TX-UT)
H. dorsalis w NA (BC-CA-TX)
H. formosus TX
H. fraterculus transcontinental in the US (CA to MN-NJ-FL)
H. reflexulus throughout US and into Canada
H. serratus FL, TX (western limit unknown)
Fields with flowers, esp. Asteraceae
Life Cycle
Overwinter as adults