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Bug

Description:

Small, very small bug. 6 legs. a pair of antennae. yellow-gold colouration patches. white dots.

Habitat:

weedy areas. house yard.

Notes:

sunny day and lots butterflies and other insects flying around among the weed.

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4 Comments

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 7 years ago

Thanks a lot for the info ... gets me all hyped up to know some hinted directions to 'guess what this bug is'. I appreciate your comment and will give it a try and see how close I get to identifying what this lil critter is. Como to think a dozen other insects were buzzing around me as I sat patiently to photograph a butterfly and this one caught my attention as it is something 'new' for me. As I sat to a closer pay attention to all what buzzing around I kept saying -- bee! wasp! bug! buterfly! ant! Aphid! and that was it ... still not knowing there true identity! jeje. :)

But was fun just watching

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

As you may noticed I am also not really sure about the family. And the nymphs make it not easier. Best things is always to look for some strong markings like colors and pattern. Important are usually body shape, body colors, colors of the legs and antennae and the shape and segmentation of the antennae, only to mention a few things. Helpful is always to make a google search. The problem is looking for what? In this case it is a True Bug, Hemiptera. So the firtst search might be "Hemiptera nymph of Belize" or even better "Hemiptera nymph of Mexico", because you will probably find more specimens for Mexico than Belize. Then you have to compare yours will all the ones that will be presented by google. I know, sometimes and endless and frustrating thing, but also exciting and you will learn a lot of things!
An excellent resource for bugs is always the US site bugguide:
Just for fun, try the first step guide with all the orders, so the beginning of the taxonomic tree:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/3/bgpage
Hemiptera search:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/63/bgpage
Pentatomorpha (Infraorder):
http://bugguide.net/node/view/865646/bgp...
Pentatomoidea (superfamily), which I suggested as order:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/360658/bgp...
Pentatomidae (family):
http://bugguide.net/node/view/182/bgpage...
Scutelleridae (family):
http://bugguide.net/node/view/4874/bgpag...
You see we are getting closer and closer...
Yours has orange legs, so it is not this one:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/617862/bgp...
I suggest that you may try to look around in the above mentioned and last links. But careful, these are only US bugs! Some are also reported from Mexico and Belize (or at least similar ones from the same family or subfamily).
Hope that helped a little bit to sort out. Please, do not be frustrated, if you cannot find some similar ones at the beginning. It is part of "our" game ;-)!!...

Vin Zael
Vin Zael 7 years ago

a nymph? I am clueless about these critters and what family it would belong too. And even though I would like to identify what is is exactly, I dont know the procedure or information to identify bugs to the species. not my forté.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Looks like a Pentatomoidea nymph? Pentatomidae or Scutelleridae?? Or another family?

Vin Zael
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Vin Zael

Belize

Spotted on Jan 12, 2014
Submitted on Jan 12, 2014

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