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Photo#124690
Spiky little baby - Sinea diadema

Spiky little baby - Sinea diadema
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, USA
June 3, 2007
Found this little guy on a blackberry I was about to eat. ID'd as S. diadema by spines on the pronotum, instead of blunt tubercles.

are spines diagnostic in nymphs?
Based on this observation, it appears that nymphs of both eastern species have spines on pronotum. Are we sure that nymphs of these species can be distinguished by this character?

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