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Cactus Bug

Chelinidea vittiger

Description:

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

Habitat:

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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