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Burrowing Bug or Burrower Bug. Cydnidae are a family of Shield Bugs. Though similar in appearance to a beetle at casual glance, they can be distinguished by both their piercing/sucking mouthparts, and wing configuration (beetle elytra are split directly down the back of the insect). Of some 750 species of burrower bugs, 27 are reported as crop pests, and six species are thought to feed on peanut. Burrowing Bugs are not regarded as significant pests, and relatively little is known of their biology.
Size: 6 mm. Attracted to artificial lighting.
Spotted on Feb 21, 2015
Submitted on Feb 24, 2015