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Seed Bug - Kleidocerys resedae

Seed Bug - Kleidocerys resedae
Springfield, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
April 8, 2005
Size: about 4-5 mm
Thanks to Robin for the identification!

As below, definitely K. resedae.

Birch Catkin Bug?
A Seed Bug, perhaps Kleidocerys resedae geminatus. Cedar Creek has images of K. resedae and K. geminatus but I think the latter might be just a subspecies of the former. More images here.

I believe you're right, Robin, or at least that's the right genus it seems. No wonder I couldn't find anything...I was searching the wrong family!

Dr. Jane O'Donnell, a true authority on these insects, suggests it is most likely Kleidocerys resedae. Way to go!

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