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Genus Harmostes

green mirid - Harmostes Little bug with long beak and X on back - Harmostes Harmostes reflexulus Harmostes reflexulus? - Harmostes Bug - Harmostes serratus Harmostes refluxulus - Harmostes reflexulus Harmostes 696A 5835 - Harmostes reflexulus True bug with ornate scutellum - Harmostes fraterculus
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