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Micro Plant Bug

Paraproba burkei


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.


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


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...

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LaurenZarate 8 months 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 8 months 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.

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

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

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