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Bug with proboscis and triangle shaped head - Alydus pilosulus

Bug with proboscis and triangle shaped head - Alydus pilosulus
Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, USA
July 3, 2012
I found this strange bug on an unidentified citrus tree in our backyard, we think it is a lemon or lime. I thought this was some sort of assassin bug after looking through my butterfly and caterpillar ID books, which I am learning a lot more about than insects. But after looking at assassin bug pics on the guide here I don't think that is what it is. The triangular shaped head and proboscis extended is curious to me.

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Thanks Graham and drswanny.
Thanks Graham and drswanny.

In the east...
the lateral pronotal carinae make this Alydus pilosulus. I'd venture adult female but can't be sure with this view.

Hi
it's a broad-headed bug in the family Alydidae. Others can probably identify it further.

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