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Species Harmostes serratus

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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 serratus (Harmostes serratus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Harmostes serratus (Fabricius), 1794
Acanthia serrata Fabricius, 1794
Syrtis serrata: (Fabricius), 1803
Harmostes affinis Dallas, 1852
Harmostes ochraceus Blote, 1934
Explanation of Names
Latin, serra, saw. Refers to the lateral margins of the pronotum.
Size
6-8 mm
Identification
Easily distinguished from the other Harmostes spp. found in the United States by the serrate lateral margin of the pronotum. Occasionally other species may have very weakly denticulate margins, but in these species it is restricted to the anterior half of the margin.
Range
TX, FL / Mex. to S. Amer.(1)
Print References
Gollner-Scheiding, U. 1978. Revision der Gattung Harmostes Burm., 1835 (Heteroptera, Rhopalidae) und einige Bemerkungen zu den Rhopalinae. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 54: 257-311.
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.