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Genus Harmostes

Bug - Harmostes serratus  Rhopalida to screen - Harmostes true bug - Harmostes Harmostes reflexulus? - Harmostes reflexulus Bug 567A 0313 & 0316 - Harmostes reflexulus Harmostes Hemiptera - Harmostes Harmostes fraterculus - male - female
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