clouded plant bug

(Neurocolpus nubilus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

clouded plant bug

NatureServe

NR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

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

Flight/Season

Adults from early June to early September

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 entirely dark brown.

 
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Larval Food

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

 
Adult Food

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

 
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Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 24, 29, 30.


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Taxonomy

Order:

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

 

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Euhemiptera

 

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Neohemiptera

 

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Prosorrhyncha

 

Suborder:

Heteroptera (true bugs)

 

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Euheteroptera

 

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Neoheteroptera

 

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Panheteroptera

 

Infraorder:

Cimicomorpha (thaumastocorid bugs)

 

Superfamily:

Cimicoidea

 

Family:

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

 

Subfamily:

Mirinae

 

Tribe:

Mirini

 
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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