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Red-shouldered Bug

Jadera haematoloma

Description:

This nymph was carrying a small berry like it was treasure. You can see in the video that it sometimes carried it solely with its proboscis (strong, right?). There was another one feeding on it before I approached as well. http://www.youtube.com/v/BIg93PpCwsA

Habitat:

Weedy suburban yard

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2 Comments

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

That makes sense because my next door neighbor's chinaberry tree leans over our fence. And yes, we do have quite a swarm in our backyard!

cbenito00
cbenito00 6 years ago

It's called a chinaberry from a chinaberry tree. The red shouldered bugs love the sap from the tree and seeds. They usually clump together at the base of the tree to suck up some sap. Yes they are strange and come in swarms so watch out!

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2014
Submitted on May 31, 2014

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