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Four-lined Plant Bug nymph - Poecilocapsus lineatus

Four-lined Plant Bug nymph - Poecilocapsus lineatus
Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
May 26, 2020
Size: 1cm
I’m thinking that it is immature due to the short wing covers?

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Four-lined Plant Bug nymph - Poecilocapsus lineatus Four-lined Plant Bug nymph - Poecilocapsus lineatus

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Plant Bug nymph. An immature beetle would be a wormlike or grublike larva.

 
Thanks! Do you think it’s a
Thanks! Do you think it’s a Four-lined plant bug (Poecilocapsus lineatus)?
I’m still learning g the terminology, wouldn’t a nymph count as immature since it isn’t adult?
Thanks again!
(Edit, sorry, I saw it was moved to the four-lined category)

 
Yes...
...a nymph would be considered immature. But beetles don't have nymphs; they have larvae. Beetles undergo complete metamorphosis, while bugs undergo gradual metamorphosis.

 
Thanks!
Ah, hence the "bug" instead of a beetle! Thank you, I learned something new!

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