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Photo#176150
Seed Bug - Ochrimnus mimulus

Seed Bug - Ochrimnus mimulus
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
April 8, 2008
My initial though while shooting this guy was Boxelder even though I have never seen one before.

Any ideas on what it is? Thanks in advance!

-EDIT-

Found an upgrade

Moved
Moved from Ochrimnus.

Ochrimnus mimulus, i suppose
missed this one -- sorry, man. and thnx for moving pix!

 
Thanks for helping with these...
:)

Moved
Moved from Seed Bugs.

Lygaeidae
Definitely something in the family Lygaeidae, just not sure which genus or species.

 
Update.
Finally identified this as the genus Ochrimnus using Slater & Baranowski's "How to Know the True Bugs."

 
Eric comes through again!
Thanks for the follow-up!

 
Thanks Eric
I will move it to the Lygaeidae family and see what happens from here.

The closest match I could find so far was another unidentified specimen.

I will try to get back to the area where I found this to look for others. Hopefully the wind will not be as bad as it was the other day...