Ecosystem Science Reserve
Insects of Cedar Creek
(Scentless Plant Bugs)
The Scent-less Plant Bugs (36 NA spp) is another small family of predominantly
weedy-xeric ground dwellers. They lack a metathoracic scent gland.
are fairly common in xeric-weedy fields. Harmostes
is an uncommon species of xeric-weedy fields. It
is not seen every year.
? is a pink-toned species found in swamps.
(a brachypterous species) has only been collected
from xeric/burned prairie. Host plant is likely some Cistaceae (Hudsonia,
has been collected sparingly from a few fields. Leptocoris
, the Box Elder Bug, is common in the fall when adults
are seeking hibernation sites.