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Genus Harmostes

Rhopalidae, Harmostes sp. - Harmostes dorsalis Bug - Harmostes reflexulus light colored assassin bug - Harmostes fraterculus Bug on Tetraneuris - Harmostes reflexulus Harmostes fraterculus ? - Harmostes fraterculus true bug - Harmostes reflexulus Bug est 1cm - Harmostes reflexulus Rhopalidae - Harmostes reflexulus
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 spp. in our area, 32 spp. in 2 subgenera total(2)
7‒9.5 mm
New World, Canada to S America(1); our spp.:(3)
H. angustatus sw US (CA‒wTX‒UT)
H. dorsalis w NA (BC‒CA‒wTX)
H. formosus s TX
H. fraterculus CA to MN‒NJ‒FL
H. reflexulus across the US & s. Canada
H. serratus GA‒FL + coastal TX (scattered recent records)
Life Cycle
Overwinter as adults