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Subfamily Serinethinae - Soapberry Bugs

Maple Bugs  - Boisea trivittata Eastern Boxelder Bug - Boisea trivittata 0124C02M - Jadera coturnix - male Eastern Boxelder Bug - Boisea trivittata Boisea trivittata Mating Eastern Boxelder Bugs - Boisea trivittata - male - female Female, Jadera haematoloma? - Jadera haematoloma - female Boxelder bug? - Boisea trivittata
Classification
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 Serinethinae (Soapberry Bugs)
Explanation of Names
Serinethinae Stål 1873
Numbers
6 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), ~65 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(2)
Identification
black-and-red color scheme is distinctive among NA rhopalids
Online guide to US species
Range
most of NA; most diverse in tropical regions of both hemispheres(3)(4); Boisea is a small group represented in NA, so. India, and e. & so. Africa, Jadera is a New World (mostly neotropical) genus, Leptocoris is a large palaeotropical genus(2)
Food
seeds of various Sapindaceae(2)