Monday, February 18, 2008

Western Boxelder Bug

We have a positive identifcation! It's a Western Boxelder Bug, Leptocoris rubrolineatus (also referred to as Boisea rubrolineata). Thanks to Christina and Bill for their fantastic bug identification skills.
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Superclass Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Subclass Pterygota (Winged Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Family Rhopalidae (Scentless Plant Bugs)
Genus Boisea
Species rubrolineata (Western Boxelder Bug)