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Subfamily Serinethinae - Soapberry Bugs

EASTERN BOXELDER CLUSTER - Boisea trivittata - male - female Red Shouldered Bugs  - Jadera haematoloma - male - female red-shouldered bug (Jadera haematoloma) - Jadera haematoloma Found in Vicinity of Golden Raintree - Jadera haematoloma Reduviidae? - Boisea trivittata Western Boxelder Bug? - Boisea rubrolineata Red-shouldered bug - Jadera haematoloma Soapberry Bug - Boisea trivittata
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)
4 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(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)
seeds of various Sapindaceae(2)
"Soapberry bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhopalidae: Serinethinae) are seed predators feeding exclusively on members of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae)." -- Tsai et al., Zookeys 297