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black and orange Plant Bug - Taedia

black and orange Plant Bug - Taedia
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
May 30, 2005
This one has two black dots on the orange.

Moved from Taedia.

Moved from Plant Bugs.

Please move to the genus page...
Although it is similar to Prepops and Lopidea, the distance between the eyes are shorter, and one of the key characteristics of Taedia is a pair of dots behind calli on the pronotum.

Maybe Taedia...

Thanks Robin, it looks like you are right. At first I thought it was just a difference in angle, but it does look to have a longer head.

a different genus?
P. insitivus and the three Prepops species shown at Insects of Cedar Creek have flattened heads, much wider than long.

This bug's head is more cone-shaped (almost as long as wide), and the markings on the scutellum are similar to the unidentified bug here - which differs in having more brownish elytra and a dark reddish cuneus.

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