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Adults are flattened, about 1/2-inch long and 1/3-inch wide, brownish-gray to black bugs with characteristic red eyes, back (pronotum) and wing markings. The segment behind the head (pronotum) has three red lines running lengthwise. Immatures or nymphs are red and develop black markings and wing pads as they grow. Another Rhopalid in the genus Niesthrea occurs on hibiscus in the landscape.
Collin County Adventure Camp is a branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and an ACA accredited facility and program. Explore the unique environment of the Black Land Prairie in our Outdoor Education program. Wooded area near lake.
Lat: 33.38, Long: -96.47
Spotted on Apr 12, 2013
Submitted on Apr 24, 2013