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Scentless Plant Bug

Harmostes sp.


This bug looks like a nymph of an assasin bug or shield bug. Colors are distorted by the flash as it was at night. It was attracted to a street lamp.


Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica half way through the 6 month dry season.

1 Species ID Suggestions

oxyjack 7 years ago
Scentless plant bug
Family Rhopalidae, Genus Harmostes

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LarryGraziano 7 years ago

thanks oxy

oxyjack 7 years ago

It isn't a nymph because it had wings. It is a scentless plant bug, Family Rhopalidae. We have this genus in California, it's a Harmostes sp.

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.20, Long: -85.83

Spotted on Feb 13, 2012
Submitted on Feb 20, 2012

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