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Photo#222125
Sixeonotus insignis

Sixeonotus insignis
Marlton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
September 4, 2008
Size: Maybe around 3 mm?
Anyone know this white-tailed bug which I believe to be a mirid. Came to the light at night.

Images of this individual: tag all
Sixeonotus insignis Sixeonotus insignis

It's better to settle here.
There are some points other than the keys of Knight and Blatchley. The first one is the color of antennae. The extreme base of antennae of insignis is dark, while albicornis may not. Another is the overall color: insignis has a tinge of bronze, but albicornis does not.

In addition, I reviewed my pictures and found a faint brownish tinge on the hind femora.

Moved from Sixeonotus.

Moved
Moved from Plant Bugs.

Let's go to Sixeonotus with mine...
although mine has poor quality. T_T

Please check Sixeonotus...

 
Another reference...
See pp. 58-61 of http://research.amnh.org/pbi/library/2339_1.pdf.
Although that paper is so old to fail to list all species in Eastern North America, it seems to be a good reference.
According to the paper, the existence of a longitudinal impression on the swollen pronotum is one of the key features of the difference between Pycnoderes and Sixeonotus (p. 58). That is, Pycnoderes has twin swellings on the pronotum as the image you linked, while Sixeonotus has a large one like this.
In addition, the paper provides the key between four eastern species of Sixeonotus. The key focuses on the color of antennae and legs. According to the key, this guy is closer to S. insignis. But, the problem is that there are other eastern species recorded after the paper was published.

Cyrtocapsus is another possible genus, but the only species, C. caligineus(=mirabilis) seems to be recorded only in Florida.

something akin to Deraeocoris, but different
nice distinct mirid -- hopefully someone will recognize it

 
Maybe something near

 
yes, definitely same genus, or very close
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