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Species Arhyssus lateralis

Small 5mm bug - Arhyssus lateralis little bug - Arhyssus lateralis Scentless plant bug, additional individual - Arhyssus lateralis small red and green true bug - Arhyssus lateralis Id requested - Arhyssus lateralis Superfamily Lygaeoidea? - Arhyssus lateralis Rhopalidae? - Arhyssus lateralis Arhyssus lateralis? - Arhyssus lateralis
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 Rhopalinae
Tribe Niesthreini
Genus Arhyssus
Species lateralis (Arhyssus lateralis)
Explanation of Names
Arhyssus lateralis (Say 1825)
5-7 mm(1)
extremely variable in color(1)
much of NA (WA-SK-NB to Guatemala)(2)(3)
common on a variety of weedy plants in open fields(1)
Smartweed (Polygonum, Polygonaceae)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Checklist of the Hemiptera of Canada and Alaska
Maw, H.E.L., R.G. Foottit, K.G.A. Hamilton and G.G.E. Scudder. 2000. NRC Research Press.
3.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.