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Genus Hoplistoscelis

Bug ID - Hoplistoscelis pallescens - male Nabid nymph? - Hoplistoscelis pallescens Hoplistoscelis - Hoplistoscelis pallescens - male S44 - Hoplistoscelis Hoplistoscelis - Hoplistoscelis pallescens - female Acanthocephala ? - Hoplistoscelis pallescens Nymph - Hoplistoscelis pallescens Nabidae, dorsalX - Hoplistoscelis pallescens
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 Cimicomorpha
Family Nabidae (Damsel Bugs)
Subfamily Nabinae
Tribe Nabini
Genus Hoplistoscelis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NB: H. sordida, long believed to be the commonest eastern species(1), does not range north of central Mexico; all the records of H. sordida in our area actually refer to H. pallescens(2)
Explanation of Names
Hoplistoscelis Reuter 1890
5 spp. in our area(2)
in our area: (2)
H. pallescens e. NA (ON-TX)
H. hubbeli VA-TN-MO
H. confusa so. USA (AZ, AR, FL, TX) to the Neotripics
H. sericans e. NA (FL-MD, IL-TX)
H. heidemanni w. NA (BC, CA, ID)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Three new species, notes and new records of poorly known species, and an updated checklist for the North American Nabidae...
Kerzhner I.M., Henry T.J. 2008. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 110: 988–1011.