clouded plant bug

(Neurocolpus nubilus)

Conservation Status
clouded plant bug
Photo by Alfredo Colon
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

Clouded plant bug 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 entirely dark brown.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: ¼ to 5 16

 
     
 

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Habitat
 
 

 

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Adults from early June to early September

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

Same as adult

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

At least 42 species of plants, including prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

24, 29, 30.

 
  10/26/2020      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common in eastern and midwestern North America, but present throughout southern Canada, the United States, and Mexico

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

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

Suborder

Heteroptera (true bugs)  
 

Infraorder

Cimicomorpha (thaumastocorid bugs)  
 

Superfamily

Reduvioidea  
 

Family

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

Subfamily

Mirinae  
 

Tribe

Mirini  
 

Genus

Neurocolpus  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Capsus nubilus

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

clouded plant bug

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

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
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Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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8/2/2019

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7/17/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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  Alfredo Colon
6/5/2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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