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Photo#467140
lichen bug - Phytocoris

lichen bug - Phytocoris
San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, USA
October 21, 2010
Size: 10 mm
This lovely creature was captured on lichen-covered limbs of live oak. I'd love to know the species and I'd also love to know the name of that pastel "sea green" lichen color. I still have the specimen if anyone is interested.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
M.D. Schwartz: "Phytocoris (both "lichen" spp.) requires the bug
"...I'm sorry I can't go further."

Lichen
FYI, it appears ro me that your lichen may be a species of Parmotrema, possibly "Unwhiskered Ruffle Lichen" (P. austrosinense), pictured in Stephen Sharnoff's lichen gallery.

We were thinking Phytocoris,
but we didn't find a match there :(

Rhopalidae??
It reminds me of Rhopalidae, but perhaps too slim, and the antenna may be too long.

Good color match.

feel free to frass
I just was amazed at the effective camouflage of this bug against lichen.

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