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Rhopalus maculatus
Author: James K. Lindsey
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Rhopalidae - (scentless plant bugs)

This family of plant bugs is widely distributed and includes around 200 species. The members can be recognized by the membranous parts of the hemelytra containing many veins and by the absence of scent glands. The family is related to the Coreidae.

A few species are considered pests of crops and forest trees like the boxelder bugs of the genus Boisea. They are also often regarded as nuisance pests when they aggregate and seek winter protection in buildings.

The following genera are currently entered in the system: