plant bug

(Neurocolpus jessiae)

Conservation Status
plant bug (Neurocolpus jessiae)
Photo by Alfredo Colon
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Description
 
 

Neurocolpus jessiae is a relatively small true bug but a relatively large plant bug.

Adults are elongated and soft-bodied. Males are ¼ (6.12 to 6.67 mm) in length, female slightly larger, ¼ (6.42 to 7.08 mm).

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.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Male: ¼ (6.12 to 6.67 mm)

Female: ¼ (6.42 to 7.08 mm)

 
     
 

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Biology
 
 

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Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

Elderberry and grape

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

Elderberry and grape

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

24, 29, 30.

 
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Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
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  
       
 

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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

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Created: 1/26/2019

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