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Subfamily Serinethinae - Soapberry Bugs

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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)
Numbers
4 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

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Range
most of NA(1); most diverse in tropical regions of both hemispheres(3); 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)
Remarks
"Soapberry bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhopalidae: Serinethinae) are seed predators feeding exclusively on members of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae)." -- Tsai et al., Zookeys 297