Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Niesthrea louisianica

probable seed bugs - Niesthrea louisianica Plant Bug Nymph - Niesthrea louisianica Scentless Plant Bug Nymph - Niesthrea louisianica Rhopalidae? - Niesthrea louisianica 1125C06 - Niesthrea louisianica nymph - Niesthrea louisianica snazzy rhopalid - Niesthrea louisianica snazzy rhopalid - Niesthrea louisianica
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 Niesthrea
Species louisianica (Niesthrea louisianica)
Explanation of Names
Niesthrea louisianica Sailer 1961
Size
6.5-8.5 mm (1)
Identification
varies in color from reddish to dark brown to grayish yellow; thickly sprinkled with dark spots (1)
Nymphs

Adults
Range
CA-FL-NY-IA + UT(2)(1)(3)(BG data)
Food
hosts include Hibiscus and other Malvaceae(1); feeds on flower buds and seeds; an important biocontrol agent of velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti) (3)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in masses on the undersides of leaves.
Print References
Sailer R.I. (1961) The identity of Lygaeus sidae Fabricius, type species of the genus Niesthrea (Hemiptera: Coreidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 63(4): 293-299.
Works Cited
1.How to Know the True Bugs
Slater, James A., and Baranowski, Richard M. 1978. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.
3.Steill J., Meyer J. (2003) The Rhopalidae of Florida