Del Puerto Canyon, Stanislaus County, California, USA April 10, 2010
sent in by Kip Will of Essig Museum, with the following remarks (edited): "...interesting scene: the Lytta was dead from unknown causes and clinging to the plant. On and around it was  a plant bug (escaped),  a Pedilus sp. 1,  an anthicid,  a Pedilus sp. 2 (those on the back were actively feeding), [5-7] a mix of the two Pedilus spp. Tasty cantharidin for all. This is all well known, but it is always fun to see it in action."
(Kip kept the specimens and will try to figure them out. Not sure where to place the image, and too bad the full-size pic will be unavailable to many)
Contributed by v belov on 11 April, 2010 - 4:45pm Last updated 25 June, 2014 - 1:19am
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