Naupactus minor belongs to N. leucoloma species group, revised by Lanteri & Marvaldi (1995). It mainly differentiates from this species because is smaller, setae on pronotum and elytra are shorter and corbels plates of the hind tibiae are present, although narrow. It distinguishes from N. peregrinus because the eyes are more flat and the setae on the pronotum are anteriorly directed instead of posteriorly directed.
Naupactus minor is parthenogenetic and is infected with the bacterium Wolbachia, which induces parthenogenesis in several species of Naupactini (Rodriguero et al. 2010a). Its potential geographical distribution was assessed by niche modeling (Lanteri et al. 2013b).
It is harmful for alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), Lotus spp and soybean (Glycine max L. (Merr.)) in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay (Lanteri 1994, Alzugaray et al. 1998, Lanteri et al. 2002a, 2013a b).
Naupactus minor inhabits in grasslands of the Pampean biogeographic province.