Scentless Plant Bugs Insects

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The Scentless plant bugs insects eastern box elder bug, Boisea is ta, found on box elder trees in the United States. The eastward spread of the bug is attributed to the planting of box elder trees in parks and gardens. Length 0.5-0.6 inches (13-16 mm). Rhopalus subrufus is a scentless plant bug from Europe.  Length 0.3-0.4 inches (8-10 mm).

  • Common name:  Scentless plant bugs
  • Family:Rhopalidae
  • Suborder: Heteroptera
  • Order: Hemiptera
  • class /subphylum: Insecta /Hexapoda
  • Number of species:About 150 (36 U.S. Size From about 0.2 in (5 mm) to 0.6 in (15 mm)

Key features: Similar in appearance to the Coreidae, but in general smaller and do not have thick hind femurs or flattened areas on the hind tibiae; scent glands very small with openings close together, giving them the common name of “scentless” plant bugs

Habits: Live on trees, bushes, grasses, and other plants, often with large groups of nymphs together; adults may be found feeding at flowers

Breeding: Eggs laid on the surface of leaves, on seed pods or in bark crevices according to species

Diet:All species feed on plants, mainly on young shook fruits, and seeds

Habitat: Grassland meadows, scrub, and broad – leaved forests

Distribution: Worldwide

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