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Genus Heterogaster

Bug - Heterogaster urticae Bug - Heterogaster urticae Which plant bug is this? - Heterogaster urticae bug - Heterogaster urticae Heterogastrid on Stinging Nettle - Heterogaster behrensii Heterogastrid on Stinging Nettle - Heterogaster behrensii Is this Heterogaster?  - Heterogaster Is this Heterogaster?  - Heterogaster
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
Genus Heterogaster
Explanation of Names
Heterogaster Schilling 1829
Numbers
3 spp. (of which one adventive) in our area, 11 worldwide(1)(2)
Range
in our area, LA-TX + Pacific Coast