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Species Harmostes fraterculus

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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 Harmostini
Genus Harmostes
Species fraterculus (Harmostes fraterculus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Harmostes fraterculus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Syromastes fraterculus Say, 1832
Explanation of Names
Loosely translates to "little brother."
Numbers
One of six or so Harmostes species found in the United States.
Identification
Separated from H. reflexulus in having the scape not distinctly surpassing the apex of the head and the speckled costal margin of the hemelytra.
Range
e US to CA (CA-FL-NJ-MN) / Mex. to C. Amer. / W. Indies(1)
Print References
Hoebeke, E. R., and A. G. Wheeler, Jr. 1982. Rhopalus (Brachycarenus) tigrinus, recently established in North America, with a key to the genera and species of Rhopalidae in eastern North America (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 84: 213-224.
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.