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Genus Neurocolpus

Nectaring on Cicuta maculata - Neurocolpus 15 day old instar in jar with oviposited egg scar - Neurocolpus plant bug - Neurocolpus jessiae Plant Bug - Neurocolpus plant bug - Neurocolpus Neurocolpus nubilus - Neurocolpus Unknown Bug - Neurocolpus Clouded Plant Bug - Neurocolpus nubilus
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 Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Neurocolpus
Other Common Names
Clouded Plant Bug (N. nubilus)
Explanation of Names
Neurocolpus Reuter 1876
13-14 spp. in our area, 19 total(1)(2)
4.5-8.5 mm(2)
relatively large; typically have dusky (clouded) pattern; flattened hairs on the thickened antennomere 1 and tufts of black bristlelike setae on the pronotal disc are diagnostic
across NA; N. nubilis is common over e. and central NA
May-Oct in NC(3)
Associated with various plants, including Buttonbush, Basswood; adults visit flowers
Come to lights
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Genus Neurocolpus Reuter (Heteroptera: Miridae): Taxonomy, economic implications, hosts and phylogenenetic review
Henry, Thomas J. and Kim, K.C. 1984. American Entomological Society.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.