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An ant mimic? - Coquillettia

An ant mimic? - Coquillettia
Saguaro National Park - East, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
April 5, 2005
At first, it looked like an ant, bt then I saw it's proboscis. Anyone know what it is?

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An ant mimic? - Coquillettia An ant mimic? - Coquillettia - female

Moved from Coquillettia.

Coquillettia sp.
this is an immature individual

Coquillettia sp. -- det. M.D. Schwartz
Moved from Plant Bugs.


Moved from Plant Bugs.

Moved from True Bugs.

Moved from True Bugs.

Probably Miridae
. . . because the anterior femora are not thickened, as in similar Nabidae nymphs.

Ant mimics in Miridae may be wingless as female adults also.

regards, Boris

Looks like a member of the Alydidae in the hemiptera. Immatures are often ant mimics:

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

Just want to caution that many genera of Miridae are also ant mimics. I can't tell which family this one belongs to, though.

Coquillettia species? (Miridae)
The Cedar Creek ones seem similar. Apparently, females are wingless. Another shot of Coquillettia species here.

sounds reasonable!
At least we can say it´s verified as Miridae for now - none of the Alydid nymphs has the globular pronotum of this one, and Coquilettia sp.

moving to family page.

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