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Plant Bug - Tupiocoris rhododendri

Plant Bug - Tupiocoris rhododendri
Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
August 2, 2007

Moved from Dicyphus.

How about Tupiocoris rhododendri ?
Formerly Dicyphus rhododendri.


That looks like it
Provided the ID there is correct!

Probably D. agilis. Not confident enough to move to new page though.

Moved from True Bugs.

I agree on Dicyphus
. . . but do not say more either - sorry.

This looks like a true bug
likely a Mirid. Do you know what plant it was on? That often helps greatly with the ID.

I'm terrible with plants...
I can only tell you it is not too tall and intermixed with grass. :-(

With bugs and beetles in particular, shoot the plant.
We have a lot of plant-savvy people here, and I've obtained a couple of IDs only after supplying photos of the plant.

What a beautiful creature.
We didn't find much in the guide, though we would say yours has a look like the genus Dicyphus. This is a very difficult family, but maybe Boris will have more info for you. Meanwhile you can check here and see what we mean. Nice image!

Thanks for the nice comment
I might not be much of an entomologist but I am a pretty good photographer (if I do say so myself!)

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