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Rhopalid? - Cymoninus notabilis

Rhopalid? - Cymoninus notabilis
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
May 18, 2008
Size: ~4mm

Cymoninus notabilis: Kim's ID confirmed by Merrill Sweet

Moved from Cymoninus.

Larger image...
is here.

But, I am not sure of the species yet.


It's a Cymoninus species in Ninidae...
and probably C. notabilis.


It requires a new family page. Previously, Ninidae and Cymidae were two tribes forming a Subfamily Cyminae. I don't know why they were independent from Lygaeidae, but I feel newly generated families are too small. Maybe, Ninidae in North America includes only a few species, possibly only one species.

WonGun. I guess I'm glad I didn't frass this! I'll be on the lookout to see if I can get a better photo.

wow! nice addition, it seems
thanks again, WonGun!

i suppose Cymidae rather
they also have the last ant. segment enlarged

Moved from True Bugs. It is a Rhopalid. Thickenend last antennal segment is a discriminating charackter vs. similar Lygaeoidea.

Not sure.
Not sure if this is a rhopalid, or one of the seed bugs....but I, for one, really like this image! Please don't frass it.

Thanks for all the ID's, Eric. I'll keep it where it is.

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