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Tricoloured bug - Coquillettia lactea

Tricoloured bug - Coquillettia lactea
Four Bar Cottages, Portal, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 20, 2017

Coquillettia lactea Wyniger, male

I believe this is C. lactea
My reasons:
(1) Eyes larger, vertex narrower than in albiclava
(2) Anterior white marks on corium are broad and include the embolium (in albiclava these marks are lunate, the embolium dark brown).
Ref: figures and diagnoses in Wyniger (2011).

Comparing this to the one currently labelled as albiclava
My specimen seems to be a "small" Coquillettia, while this is a very large species:

Yes, lactea is smaller
C. lactea is generally 4-4.5 mm, and C. albiclava is larger, 6-6.5 mm (at least that's the size range in the Nogales PIS collection). I would say that C. albiclava is near the middle of the size range for the genus. The really large ones (e.g. attica, gigantea, pergrandis, perplexabilis, pseudoattica, thomasi) are in the range of 7-9 mm.

Do you have access to the keys?
We have a really large one common in coastal southern CA that seems like it could be IDed.

This fella:
iNat link.

I have an electronic copy of Wyniger's 2011 revision. Try this link:

If that doesn't work, send me your email address and I'll email it to you.

The photo on iNaturalist could be one of several species based on dorsal habitus. It would take a look at the genitalia to get it to species.

It's a purchase-only article.
I will look more later and see if it is available elsewhere.

Well, overlapping species would be a bit awkward. Usually in patterned Miridae there's enough habitat distinction due to host plants that genitalia ID is not required. It would be nice to read the paper and understand for myself, though.

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