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Subfamily Serinethinae - Soapberry Bugs

Unknown bug - Jadera haematoloma BG3074 E8971 - Jadera haematoloma Jadera haematoloma nymph - Jadera haematoloma Reduviidae? - Boisea trivittata Superfamily Pyrrhocoroidea - Boisea trivittata Orange Bordered Plant Bug - Dorsal - Boisea trivittata dark blue bug with red shoulders - Jadera haematoloma Western Boxelder Bug - Boisea rubrolineata
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
6 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), ~65 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(2)
black-and-red color scheme is distinctive among NA rhopalids
Online guide to US species
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)
seeds of various Sapindaceae(2)