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Smal,l black, white-speckled bug - Microtechnites bractatus - female

Smal,l black, white-speckled bug - Microtechnites bractatus - Female
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
July 26, 2007
Size: about 2 mm
Came to MV lights on warm, humid night. I spotted another of these little guys yesterday on the outside of a house flexing its wings.

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Smal,l black, white-speckled bug - Microtechnites bractatus - female Smal,l black, white-speckled bug - Microtechnites bractatus - female Smal,l black, white-speckled bug - Microtechnites bractatus - female Smal,l black, white-speckled bug - Microtechnites bractatus - female

Thank you, Graham.
From you info it must be H. bractatus then. Female.

Fleahopper.
A female I think.



From guide page:



"Three forms of adults: slender long-winged females, oval-bodied brachypterous (short-winged) females, and slender macropterous (long-winged) males [but H. intermedius is macropterous only]. All forms are mostly black, have long legs, and antennae that are longer than the body.
H. apterus: hemelytra without silky or scalelike pubescence
H. bractatus: 2.3 mm or less; narrow pale-yellow band along inside margin of eye restricted to vertex; front and middle femora entirely yellow in male, black with only apices yellow in female
H. intermedius: 2.9 to 3.2 mm; macropterous only; head reddish, clypeus and frons black; antennae pale, terminal segments often brown; pronotum and scutellum black; hemelytra black, shiny, widest in middle; pubescence short, black, intermixed with patches of sericeous hairs; ventral surface black; tibiae pale"

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