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Broad-headed bug

Hyalymenus sp

Notes:

About 2 cm. Thanks for the ID - does look like the photos, though my guy looks a bit like he's on steroids with those hind legs.

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bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Broad-headed Bug
Hyalymenus sp. Ant Bug (hyalymenus sp.) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


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21 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

No, keep it like this. Ant Bug is also correct, but mostly refered to the nymphs which really looks like ants. You may add the additional names in the description field. If someone search for ant bug, then your cool one will also be shown!

nosarasue
nosarasue 7 years ago

Should I change its common name to ant bug?

tmvdh
tmvdh 7 years ago

Done...

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Thorsten, there is one more for you to take a look at it:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/108...

tmvdh
tmvdh 7 years ago

Just once ;-). ¡Pura vida!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Oh, only nearly? Did we have an ID fight once? ;-)...
Anyway... ¡Pura Vida!

tmvdh
tmvdh 7 years ago

Yes, I agree with your ID, Dominik- as (nearly) always ;-).

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

At least you agree with Hyalymenus sp., don't you, Thorsten? I know, there is probably no chance to get closer.

tmvdh
tmvdh 7 years ago

I'm afraid it would be difficult to get closer than Hyalymenus sp. - because of the variation in this genus :-(

tmvdh
tmvdh 7 years ago

Hi Sue, I'm gonna contact a colleague trying to get an ID...

nosarasue
nosarasue 7 years ago

Ah, thanks. I don't have lots of time, I'll try to be more careful though! Though honestly I think it looks more like that than the other ones. When I get a free moment I'll look a bit more.

tmvdh
tmvdh 7 years ago

Sue, Camptopus lateralis is an European/Mediterranian species...

nosarasue
nosarasue 7 years ago

I think it looks a lot like this except that the hind legs on mine are even bigger...

http://www.asturnatura.com/fotografia/fa...

tmvdh
tmvdh 7 years ago

Well, Alydidae is a family. Would be great to get closer...

nosarasue
nosarasue 7 years ago

So is it okay as listed now? Or should I keep hunting? Thanks.

tmvdh
tmvdh 7 years ago

Sue, I don't think so...

nosarasue
nosarasue 7 years ago

Hmmm but maybe Camptopus lateralis?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Looks like a broad-headed bug, family Alydidae. (Very distinct legs! Reminiscent of a Coreid bug).

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Super Bug!

tmvdh
tmvdh 7 years ago

GREAT spotting, Sue!

nosarasue
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Spotted on Mar 9, 2014
Submitted on Mar 10, 2014

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