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Minute Pirate Bug - Orius vicinus

Minute Pirate Bug - Orius vicinus
Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, USA
May 14, 2008
Size: around 3 mm

Name change
According to (1), previous records of O. minutus in North America actually are Orius vicinus.

Orius minutus (Linne)
Keyed from Kelton (1978); large body size and color pattern are diagnostic; this species also has dense pubescence on the hemielytra which is not evident in the photo; an introduced European species that is now established in the Pacific Northwest.

Moved from Minute Pirate Bugs.

O.insi*diosus, compare comment here, please:
Orius sp. is for sure.