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male (?) loser of the breeding fight - Arhyssus - male

male (?) loser of the breeding fight - Arhyssus - Male
Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA
June 4, 2005
Size: 3/8 - 1/2 inch
There were red spots one the sides of four of those involved in the fight for mating rights and I've seen the unmarked ones lay eggs, I think that I'm safe calling this one a male.

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unknown, eggs on seed pod - Arhyssus unknown, eggs on seed pod - Arhyssus unknown, eggs on seed pod - Arhyssus - male - female male (?) loser of the breeding fight - Arhyssus - male wild hatching - Arhyssus mating behavior - Arhyssus - male - female feast - Arhyssus


Moved from Hyaline Grass Bug. because it did not reproduce key characters. Genus is most likely to be Arhyssus, but not sure.

I vote for Boris!
Hyaline Grass Bug! ^^

vote for Arhyssus

The seedpods make us think
of something in the Malvaceae, Boris, like a Hollyhock, though we can't be certain. But maybe that will help.

Looks like

Lynette, I'm thinking you're right... minor color variations, but that's all I can see... thanks, ted

thanks gang.....
again,i always just hope that you folks are able to give me a name that i can follow - because of my daughters (one photographer, one in high school and up and coming) and the crowd of younger ones they've always attracted; i tend to view my outdoor photos as a community education project.... so far as insects, spiders, etc go, it's been you folks who've provided the real education for these kids.... the excitement they show whenever one of the critters "they" found for me is identified cannot be expressed or conveyed by any means other than this thank you for your time and effort - on all of our behalves..... ted

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