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Scentless Plant Bug

Harmostes cf. serratus




1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Scentless Plant Bug
Harmostes cf. serratus Bug - Harmostes serratus - BugGuide.Net


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8 Comments

tmfowles.work
tmfowles.work 5 years ago

Thank you so much! There are so few clear images that I think it still is a good example.

Sckel
Sckel 5 years ago

Hello Trevor, this is not a good pic. The insect flew away before I could take many pictures. You can use the photo. All my photos are available for use.

tmfowles.work
tmfowles.work 5 years ago

Hey! I am the Trevor mentioned in the comment below. I would like to use this image in a paper I am helping write. Its a guide to neotropical insects, but I am just doing rhopalids. This is by far the best image of this species on the web and we would love to use it!

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Right guy! It is actually Harmostes serratus!
Many thanks to Scott Caroll and Trevor Fowles for their kind assistance and confirmation!

Here is the answer from Trevor:
I would lean towards that image being H. serratus, and a very pretty one at that. For my current collection of records, it is the most widespread species of rhopalid in the Neotropics.
I have records for its occurrence in: USA, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador (Mainland), El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (US), Trinidad and Tobago"

Sckel
Sckel 5 years ago

I have not had time to look at the links. you are very fast, I was away from the computer. thankssssss, bayucca. another bug looks like Arhyssus. :)

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

No ID hown on my iPad and I cannot delete on my 2 IDs, will do it tomorrow on my MacBook, sorry...

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Forgot the link for the range:
http://coreoidea.speciesfile.org/Common/...

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Rhopalidae, Rhopalinae, Harmostini, most probably Harmostes sp.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/4044/bgpag....
I have found a nice match of Harmostes serratus, the range is indicated as northern South America only, but it appears in bugguide as well, so the range might be not complete. But I would not dare to call it Harmostes serratus, based on this information. And Rhopalidae are not really my favorites, I got one wrong today :-(

Sckel
Spotted by
Sckel

Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Lat: -20.25, Long: -40.43

Spotted on Jan 27, 2014
Submitted on Jan 27, 2014

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