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Species Arhyssus lateralis

Rhopalidae - Scentless Plant Bug - Pink Arhyssus species - Arhyssus lateralis Arhyssus with broken antenna - Arhyssus lateralis Arhyssus lateralis (Say) - Arhyssus lateralis Rhopalidae - Arhyssus lateralis True Bug - Arhyssus lateralis True Bug with red thorax and head, yellow abdomen - Arhyssus lateralis Scentless Plant Bug - Arhyssus lateralis Scentless Plant Bug - Arhyssus lateralis
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 Rhopalinae
Tribe Niesthreini
Genus Arhyssus
Species lateralis (Arhyssus lateralis)
Explanation of Names
Arhyssus lateralis (Say 1825)
Size
5-7 mm(1)
Identification
extremely variable in color(1)
Range
much of NA (WA-SK-NB to Guatemala)(2)(3)
Habitat
common on a variety of weedy plants in open fields(1)
Food
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.