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Genus Stictopleurus

True Bug - Stictopleurus Rhopalid 2 - Stictopleurus rhopalid 1 - Stictopleurus Arhyssus? - Stictopleurus Scentless Plant Bug? - Stictopleurus Stictopleurus punctiventris (?) - Stictopleurus punctiventris Arhyssus lateralis ? - Stictopleurus punctiventris Arhyssus nigristernum or A lateralis - Stictopleurus
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 Rhopalini
Genus Stictopleurus
Explanation of Names
Stictopleurus Stål 1872
5 spp. in our area(1), 24 total(2)
metapleura not divided by a sulcus, uniformly textured all over, and with tips invisible in dorsal view (unlike in similarly looking species of other genera); the abdomen often bears extended pale patterns