Scentless Plant Bugs, Jadera sp. (Insecta: Hemiptera: Rhopalidae)


Two species of Jadera are known from Florida, J. antica Walker and J. haematoloma (Herrich-Schaeffer), but only the latter species is common. When J. haematoloma appears in large colonies in yards and gardens, people become curious and/or alarmed and contact agricultural officials for information.

Mothers often become upset over their children’s clothes being stained red from the squashed bodies of J. haematoloma, due to their children playing on infested lawns.

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