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Subfamily Serinethinae - Soapberry Bugs

Western Boxelder Bug - Boisea rubrolineata Boisea trivittata Hemiptera - Boisea trivittata Eastern Boxelder Bug-Teneral phase - Boisea trivittata Western Boxelder Life Cycle - Eggs - Boisea rubrolineata Eastern Boxelder Bug - Boisea trivittata - female Western Boxelder Bug - Boisea rubrolineata Red and Black Insects on Mulch - 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)