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Orsilochides stictica (Dallas) - Orsilochides stictica

Orsilochides stictica (Dallas) - Orsilochides stictica
Village of San Leanna (south Austin), Travis County, Texas, USA
July 19, 2008
Det. V. Bugh, 2019

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Moved
Moved from Pachycorinae.

Moved
Moved from Shield-backed Bugs.

opinion of Joe Eger:
"Could be Orsilochides or Sphyrocoris"

 
Orsilochides (more specifically, O. stictica)...
...seems to be a better fit to me now that i've shed enough tears trying to make sense of the scuts in the teaching coll'n ))))
i would expect Valerie to have much better instincts about these things, how about asking her?

 
I agree on O. stictica.
I've seen nymphs and adults together and the nymphs are very distinctly (and attractively) marked for this family. In central TX, adults might be confused with poorly marked specimens of the variable Sphyrocoris obliquus but in that species the vague diagonal markings slant down from head/dorsal to rear/lateral while O. stictica diagonals start at head/lateral and point up to rear/dorsal. Does that make sense?

 
thanks, this does make sense
Valerie, would you please look at bugguide's unsorted Pachycorinae and leave comments where you think the id options can be narrowed down?

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