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Yellow mirid (?) with strange antennae - Neurocolpus simplex

Yellow mirid (?) with strange antennae - Neurocolpus simplex
Upper Chemehuevi Wash at US-95, San Bernardino County, California, USA
April 18, 2017
Size: ca 6 mm
I beat this cool yellow bug from a yellow-flowering tree in a desert wash, likely Parkinsonia (paloverde). I thought it might be a reduviid in the field, but it looks like perhaps it's one of those mirids with strange antennae? Or do I have the wrong family?

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Moved
Moved from Neurocolpus.

It looks like a good match with specimens of N. simplex identified by F. Werner in the University of Arizona Insect Collection.

Maybe N. simplex -
it's not possible to fully key it out from Knight 1968, as I don't have images of the ventral surface, but certainly fits the description of N. simplex (color uniformly yellowish) and I beat it from the host plant.

Wondering if it might be Neurocolpus...


EDIT: Evidently, it is. :)

Moved
Moved from Plant Bugs.

Moved

 
Thanks -
Ken!!

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