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Red-shouldered Bug

Jadera haematoloma

Description:

Black, scentless plant bug with red eyes, shoulders and it looks like the wings are red too. The legs and abdomen are gray.

Habitat:

School landscaping

Notes:

Spotted by one of my teen nature enthusiasts with her camera phone :)

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2 Comments

Hi Emma, yes the host plant can definitely help with the ID!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

There is such a similarity between the Box Elder bug and the red shouldered bug !! I usually use the tree under which they are found as a big clue,

Poway, California, USA

Lat: 33.00, Long: -117.02

Spotted on Sep 12, 2012
Submitted on Sep 13, 2012

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