plant bug

(Neurocolpus jessiae)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed

plant bug (Neurocolpus jessiae)

 

NatureServe

not listed

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Eastern United States

Flight/Season

 

Habitat

 

Size

Total Length: ¼ to 5 16

         
         
         
         
          Photo by Alfredo Colon
 
Identification

This is a relatively small true bug but a relatively large plant bug. Adults are elongated, ¼ to 5 16 long, and soft-bodied.

The third and largest segment (femur) on the hind leg of the nymph is mostly pale green, dark brown only on the outer (apical) quarter.

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Larval Food

Same as adult

 
Adult Food

Elderberry and grape

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 24, 29, 30.

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Hemiptera (true bugs, cicadas, hoppers, aphids and allies)

 

No Rank:

Euhemiptera

 

No Rank:

Neohemiptera

 

No Rank:

Prosorrhyncha

 

Suborder:

Heteroptera (true bugs)

 

No Rank:

Euheteroptera

 

No Rank:

Neoheteroptera

 

No Rank:

Panheteroptera

 

Infraorder:

Cimicomorpha (thaumastocorid bugs)

 

Superfamily:

Cimicoidea

 

Family:

Miridae (jumping tree bugs, leaf bugs, plant bugs)

 

Subfamily:

Mirinae

 

Tribe:

Mirini

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

This species has no common name. The common name for the family Miridae is plant bugs, and is applied here for convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Femur

On insects and arachnids, the third, largest, most robust segment of the leg, coming immediately before the tibia. On humans, the thigh bone.

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Alfredo Colon
7/17/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

plant bug (Neurocolpus jessiae)


     
     
 
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