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Rhinocapsus vanduzeei

Rhinocapsus vanduzeei
Marlton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
June 17, 2008
Size: Maybe around 3.5 mm?
So this tiny mirid lands on my wrist and I decide to take a shot before brushing it away. It's tiny and I can't use one of my hands to hold the camera so it takes a while to focus. Ouch. It must have sharp claws on the feet. Ouch again. By the time I got my images I realized it wasn't walking with sharp feet, it was feeding on my wrist. In a short while I got a tiny bump, red mark, and slight itch. Mark is still there. Bad mirid, bad!

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Rhinocapsus vanduzeei Rhinocapsus vanduzeei

Mirid species
What a fabulous shot of this tiny guy!

Moved from Rhinocapsus.

Moved from Plant Bugs.

It looks like Rhinocapsus species...
and maybe Rhinocapsus vanduzeei. According to Knight, the key difference between vanduzee and rubricans, two species of the Genus Rhinocapsus, is the color of antenna. The second antennal segments of rubricans are entirely black, while those of vanduzee are orange and black.

Please check Cedarcreek.

Maybe, those belong to the same genus

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