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Subfamily Serinethinae - Soapberry Bugs

EASTERN BOXELDER CLUSTER - Boisea trivittata - male - female Eastern Box Elder Bug - Boisea trivittata Red and Black Cannibal Insect! - Boisea trivittata Milkweed Bug or Not? - Boisea trivittata 0105C2015-02 Adult - Jadera Jadera - Jadera coturnix Jadera haematoloma ? - Jadera haematoloma Black and red bug - Jadera haematoloma
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)