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Conk bug - Fulvius slateri

Conk bug - Fulvius slateri
Jefferson Notch Road, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
May 27, 2007
Size: about 3 mm
I never noticed collecting this bug. It might have been a tiny nymph or an egg at the time. I found it inside a netting-covered large plastic tote into which I had dumped a bunch of conks I collected on several visits to the Jefferson Notch area during May 2007. The white dots on the hemilytra made it easy to spot.

Well if not, it's certainly similar.

Fulvius slateri ...

Moved from Plant Bugs.

i susupect a Fulvius

After navigating
through scores of images of the Texas Coral Snake Micrurus fulvius fulvius I was able to view an image of a US bug of the same name and am willing to accept your determination on genus level. Much thanks.

to desnake search results... could just add 'heteroptera' to search criteria :]

I considered that but I rather enjoyed noting the lopsided ratio of venomous serpents to tiny bugs

This apparently was not a fluke.
I subsequently found two more in the conk container.

Moved from True Bugs.

. . . living on conks would be really unusual for this group.

Are any Miridae predatory?
Could it have been eating other small conk visitors?

Miridae on conks?
That surprised me too. I know that members of the genus Phytocoris are predatory, but this one looks nothing like one. What intrigues me most is the long "nose" it's got.

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