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Cactus Bug

Chelinidea vittiger


Went out to look for the blossoming prickly pear and found cactus bugs and nymphs instead The adult has a length of 10 to 13.5 mm; width across pronotum 4 to 5 mm. The most striking features of C. vittiger aequoris are a conspicuous dorsal, yellow stripe on the head, nearly solid yellow pronotum, and yellow veins of the forewing


Chelinidea vittiger, in its various forms, ranges from California to Virginia, northward to Montana, and southward to northern Mexico

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Bountiful, Utah, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -111.86

Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

Spotted for mission

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