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Plant Bug - Asciodema obsoleta

Plant Bug - Asciodema obsoleta
Lacey (near Olympia), Thurston County, Washington, USA
July 1, 2008

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Description of Asciodema obsoleta
I found the description of Asciodema obsoleta in British Hemiptera (John William Douglas et al., Ray Society, 1865).

"Pale greenish-white, clothed with fine, long, silvery-white hairs, which in certain lights appear black or brown.
Head yellow. Antennae greenish-yellow, clothed with very short white hairs; 3rd and 4th joints brownish. Eyes black or brownblack. Bostrum yellowish; 4th joint black.
Thorax.—Pronotum pale greenish; anterior margin and sides paler. Scutellum, between the base and transverse channel, yellowish. Elytra diaphanous, thickly and minutely punctured, and clothed with fine, long, silvery-white hairs, which in certain lights appear black or brown; Clavus; inner margin narrowly piceous; Corium; anterior margin narrowly greenish; Cuneus; anterior margin narrowly greenish or yellowish-green, rounded at the base, and leaving a small but distinct notch; inner basal angle broadly pale; Membrane pale fuscous, iridescent; outer cell-nerve with a darker margin exteriorly; between the apex of the cuneus and the inner cell-nerve, and from thence to the apex of the anterior margin, 2 brown streaks forming a ┏-shaped patch; inner marginal nerve piceous; cell-nerves white; inner cell blackish at the apex. Sternum greenish-yellow. Legs yellowish, clothed with very short, silvery-white hairs; tibiae with stout, somewhat spinose, black hairs; tarsi; 3rd joint, sometimes the apex only, and claws, brown.
Abdomen pale or greenish-yellow; underneath clothed with short, silvery-white hairs.
Length, 1 3/4—2 lines.
A common species on furze and broom hushes near Blackheath, in July. Dr. Fieber has seen the insect, and pronounced it to he distinct."

I think the description almost matches with this bug.
What do you think about it?


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