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Scentless Plant Bug

Harmostes sp.


Tan insect with yellow eyes. It kept its antennae together most of the time making it appear more elongated than it really was.


Buckwheat flower in chaparral.

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:) Thank you very much, Sckel! I very much enjoy your spottings!

Sckel 5 years ago

Your photos are always so beautiful.

Thanks for the comments, Mark and bfpsroom211! The common name is referring to the very small scent-gland opening in this family. I don't know that they are actually scentless but seem to be undetectable to people.

bfpsroom211 5 years ago

how does that work if its a stink less stink bug!?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

A stinkless stink bug? Wonderful.

Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.19, Long: -117.06

Spotted on Mar 3, 2014
Submitted on Mar 4, 2014

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