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Species Jadera coturnix

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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 Serinethinae (Soapberry Bugs)
Genus Jadera
Species coturnix (Jadera coturnix)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Jadera coturnix (Burmeister)
Orig. Comb: Leptocoris coturnix Burmeister 1835
Explanation of Names
coturnix = 'quail'
Numbers
2 sspp. in this genus, of which J. c. coturnix ranges into our area(1)
Size
8-13 mm(1)
Identification
See diagram from Soapberry Bugs of the World illustrating placement of ocelli relative to compound eyes. In coturnix ocelli are more than one ocellar diameter from the edge of compound eyes; in hinnulea (bayardae) a bit less than that. Shown well in these images of coturnix:
Range
so. TX to Argentina(1)(2)
Food
Hosts: Cardiospermum grandiflorum, Paullinia spp., Serjania spp., Thinouia myriantha(1)
See Also
J. hinnulea(2) (=J. bayardae) has ocelli much further apart (1)