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Photo#1892451
Lethocerus medius? - Lethocerus medius

Lethocerus medius? - Lethocerus medius
Puerto Springs on Puerto Canyon Road, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
September 6, 2020
Size: 56 mm
Coordinates: 31.625672, -111.119624
Elevation: 3,611 ft
Attracted to mercury vapor and ultraviolet lights
Greater resolution image here
What are the green blobs attached to this bug? Could they be immature stages of Hydrachnidia (water mites)? The third photo shows them more clearly.

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Moved
Moved from Lethocerus medius.

Yes on the mites. If you zoom in on the third photo, you can see some with eyespots.

 
Thank you Brady!
I posted close ups of the mites here:


Moved
Moved from Giant Water Bugs.

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