Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Corimelaena pulicaria

Bug - Corimelaena pulicaria Thyreocoridae ZH3Z2868 - Corimelaena pulicaria Ebony bug 10.06.17 - Corimelaena pulicaria Ebony bug 10.06.17 - Corimelaena pulicaria Ebony bug 10.06.17 - Corimelaena pulicaria Ebony Bug - Corimelaena pulicaria Ebony Bug - Corimelaena pulicaria Ebony Bug - Corimelaena pulicaria
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 Pentatomoidea
Family Thyreocoridae (Ebony Bugs)
Genus Corimelaena
Species pulicaria (Corimelaena pulicaria)
Explanation of Names
Corimelaena pulicaria (Germar) 1839
Size
2.2-3.5 mm(1)
Identification
Pale stripe of corium extends over cubital vein. Head and pronotum distinctly arched and head with margins emarginate before eyes. (1)
Very similar to the apparently rare C. alpina (the two will be difficult to distinguish from photos)
Range
Widespread.

Southern Canada and New England west to British Columbia, south to Florida and Texas. Also found in Central America. (1)
Habitat
Various plants.
Food
Phytophagus. This species has been found on a wide variety of hosts as summarized by McPherson (1).

Can be quite numerous on goldenrod in summer.
Life Cycle
Overwinters as adults, immatures found in summer.
Remarks
secretions affect the taste of berries on which the bugs feed(2)
Works Cited
1.The Pentatomoidea (Hemiptera) of Northeastern North America
J.E. McPherson. 1982. Southern Illinois University Press.
2.An updated synopsis of the Pentatomoidea (Heteroptera) of Michigan
Swanson D.R. 2012. Great Lakes Entomologist 45: 263-311.