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Cactus Coreid bug

Chelinidea vittiger

Description:

Adults about 10-12 mm in length, nymphs smaller. One adult shown in the images.

Habitat:

South-facing hillside with grassland and scattered Gambel's Oak, conifers uphill.

Notes:

Feeds exclusively on the pads of Opuntia spp. cacti.

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BugEric
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BugEric

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 10, 2013
Submitted on Feb 12, 2018

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