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Genus Harmostes

Bug - Harmostes reflexulus Harmostes reflexulus nymph - Harmostes reflexulus Small bug - Harmostes angustatus little true bugs - Harmostes fraterculus Harmostes I - Harmostes Harmostes II - Harmostes Bug 567A 0313 & 0316 - Harmostes reflexulus Harmostes reflexulus? - Harmostes
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
Explanation of Names
Harmostes Burmeister 1835
The name is associated with Greek history
7 spp. in our area(1) (all in the nominate subgenus), 28 spp. in 2 subgenera total(2)
7-9.5 mm
metafemora enlarged, with spines
New World, Canada to South America
H. angustatus sw US (CA-TX-UT)(3)
H. dorsalis: w NA (BC-CA-TX)(3)
H. formosus TX
H. fraterculus: transcontinental in the US, CA to FL and north to NJ(3), more common in the east
H. reflexulus: throughout US and into Canada
H. serratus: so. US (FL, TX)(3) (western limit unknown)
Fields with flowers, esp. Asteraceae
May-frost (H. reflexulus in NC)
Life Cycle
Overwinter as adults
Print References
Gibson E.H. (1917) The genus Harmostes Burm. (Coreidae, Heterop.). Ent. News 28: 439-450 (Full text)