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Photo#162954
Dysdercus species? - Dysdercus obliquus - male - female

Dysdercus species? - Dysdercus obliquus - Male Female
Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
December 25, 2007
Size: approx. 1/2"
Photographed on a canal near the Rio Grande River. Can this be Dysderus sp?

Thanks for any help with ID.

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

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Dysdercus species? - Dysdercus obliquus - male - female Dysderus species? - Dysdercus obliquus - male - female

Moved

Likely D. obliquus
Dysdercus bimaculatus and D. obliquus are very similar and primarily distinguished by genitalia. Doesburg's 1968 revision of the genus has maps which suggest that bimaculatus would be expected in AZ and far west Texas, while obliquus is the expected species in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. As well, from internet images, obliquus appears to have less color contrast on the pronotum, scutellum, etc.

Doesburg, P.H. van, Jr. 1968. A revision of the New World species of Dysdercus Guerin Meneville (Heteroptera, Pyrrhocoridae). Zool. Verhand. 97:1-213, 16 pl.

D. obliquus needs a BG page.

Moved
Moved from Cotton Stainers.

Dysdercus?
(spelling rectified)
Yes, I think your guess is a good one! The bugs have more than 5 veins in the wing membrane (excludes most families), and pattern reminds that of D.andreae. Probably is a new species to the guide.

 
Dysdercus bimaculatus?
Looks similar to images here.

 
Dysdercus!
Thanks, Boris, for your identification of our bug and also for correcting the spelling. Much appreciated.

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

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