Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Heterogastridae

Bug - Heterogaster urticae Bug - Heterogaster urticae Which plant bug is this? - Heterogaster urticae Which plant bug is this? - Heterogaster urticae Heterogastrid on Stinging Nettle - Heterogaster behrensii Heterogastrid on Stinging Nettle - Heterogaster behrensii Heterogastrid on Stinging Nettle - Heterogaster behrensii Heterogastrid on Stinging Nettle - Heterogaster behrensii
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 Lygaeoidea
Family Heterogastridae
Numbers
3 spp. (of which one adventive) in a single genus in our area, ~100 spp. in 24 genera worldwide(1)
Identification
see(2)
Works Cited
1.Biodiversity of the Heteroptera
Henry T.J. 2009. In: Foottit R.G., Adler P.H., eds. Insect biodiversity: Science and society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell: 223-263.
2.California plant pest & disease report, Vol. 25 (Jan 2008 through Dec 2009)
Gaimari S., O’Donnell M., eds. 2011. California Department of Food & Agriculture, Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch. 108 pp.