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Mirid bug

Miridae spp

Description:

A small and quite colourful bug. I didn't know what type of creature it was until I blew the pics up on the computer. Approximately 4mm long.

Habitat:

On a white car hood under strong night lights.

Notes:

Thanks John La Salle for direction - searching real bugs (Miridae and cousins) Only one shot unfortunately (and not a good one due to white paint glare) Maybe a nymph but hard to tell. Possibly like this one http://www.sdnhm.org/archive/research/re...

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Great thanks John. I think the long antennae and large rear legs misled me. A good starting point anyway.

John La Salle
John La Salle 6 years ago

Hi Mark
Not a katydid - but a true bug (Hemiptera)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemiptera
Bit hard to tell from the picture, but suspect it might be a plant bug in the family Miridae
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miridae

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 23, 2013
Submitted on Sep 24, 2013

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