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Plant bug? - Arocatus melanocephalus

Plant bug? - Arocatus melanocephalus
Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
March 13, 2016
Size: maybe 7-8 mm

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Plant bug? - Arocatus melanocephalus Plant bug? - Arocatus melanocephalus

Moved
Moved from Lygaeoidea.

Elm Seed Bug…
See reference here.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

Thinking it might be this one:


 
Hmmm...
I lightened up the example you showed to see the coloring better and it looks just like my photo except mine doesn't have the extensive red on the legs. Maybe mine is just a more worn version that slept through the winter.

 
Elm Seed Bug…
We have seen these here in Oregon. The diagnosis is not based on leg coloration, nor is your image that of a "worn" specimen. You can read more about them here.

 
Thanks
Thanks for pointing me to the article. It was very informative.

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