Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Micro Plant Bug

Paraproba burkei

Description:

Tiny semi-transparent bug, 3mm long and 1mm wide. Except for the dark markings, the wings are a pale transparent green, which can then become the same green as whatever leaf it is sitting on (second picture). The proboscis is as long as the thorax (see pictures 4 and 5). Family Miridae.

Habitat:

Found on a leaf at night, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.

Notes:

Thank you to WonGun Kim of iNaturalist for the identification. The holotype of Paraproba burkei is from San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. http://research.amnh.org/pbi/library/356...

No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate a week ago

This has been our warmest November in years! Even so, the bug population has dropped 90%. We are so high here (more than 6000 feet) so our "winter" is cool (sometimes cold) and dry. Nothing like you though! I can always go down the mountain and find insects. I envy you your lichens and fungus!

Brian38
Brian38 a week ago

It must be awesome to live in a place that has cool bugs thru November! All my bugs here in Washington are either dead or hiding under a log! Oh well I have lichens and moss to look forward to.

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Nov 26, 2018
Submitted on Nov 28, 2018

Related spottings

Lizard Barklice / Piolho-dos-Livros Golden eucalyptus lerps Leaf-footed Bug

Nearby spottings

Dead Leaf Moth Fruit Fly Moth Comb Claw Beetle