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Genus Stictopleurus

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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 Rhopalini
Genus Stictopleurus
Explanation of Names
Stictopleurus Stål 1872
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1), 24 total(2)
Identification
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
Range
Holarctic(2)