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Small black and red bug

Small black and red bug
Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
May 24, 2008
Size: .1 CM long
These tiny bugs aren't aggregated in one spot, but there are one or two on just about every leaf of a flowering crabapple. There are smaller amounts of the bugs on neighboring shrubs and trees. I think it might be a stink bug, but the red made me thing boxelder. I can't visually identify it as either...

Miridae nymphs
no doubt.

Confounding.
Not stink bugs, but could be mirids, rhopalids, or some kind of seed bug ("Lygaeoidea"). They look to be last instar nymphs, so if you can take another image once they become adults, the family (at least) should become obvious. Great images of these, by the way.

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