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Heteroptera 03a - Blepharidopterus angulatus

Heteroptera 03a - Blepharidopterus angulatus
Horsefly Lake Provincial Park, Near Horsefly, Cariboo Region, British Columbia, Canada
September 8, 2008
Found on the leaves of Western dogwood on the shore of Horsefly Lake

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Heteroptera 03a - Blepharidopterus angulatus Heteroptera 03b - Blepharidopterus angulatus

B. angulatus
Both images moved from Blepharidopterus to new species page.

Blepharidopterus sp.
Thanks, WonGun. Both images moved from Plant Bugs to new genus page.

Based on distribution info, B. diaphanus would seem more likely (see genus page) but the specimen looks more like angulatus. This photo lacks the black markings of B. angulatus so maybe that's how the two North American species can be distinguished?

Hi, Robin, I got a description...
As you stated, one of the characteristics of B. angulatus is the black markings. The boundaries of the clavus and hind angles of the pronotum as well as and knees of tibiae, bases of the first antennal segments, and rings near bases of the second antennal segments are black.(1) In addition, the first antennal segment of B. angulatus is much longer than that of B. diaphanus.

In the meantime, there are two more species, B. chlorionis and B. provancheri, in North America. But, B. provancheri is a very pale green species according to Knight, and B. chlorionis looks very different from it.

Therefore, it should be B. angulatus.
(The image of B. diaphanus you linked is likely to be a correct image. I abandoned my previous thought that the photo you linked did not look like Belpharidopterus species.)

Finally, i suspect the following image as B. provancheri, but i read its distribution is limited to eastern North America. Would you check the image and distribution?

I found a distribution list of B. angulatus that included British Columbia and Alberta, so this one in BC is not out of range afterall.

In November when I made the genus page, AMNH had provancheri and chlorionis listed under genus Diaphnocoris but they're now listed under Blepharidopterus.

The photo you linked seems somewhat different
I think it may be a different genus or less possibly different gender.

But, i am not sure! Don't belive me about this comment. ^^

i don't know about the key difference. But, Kelton or Wagner might describe it. Unfortunately, i do not have the books, and i hope i will have the former. ^^

Anyway, i feel Orthotylinae is very difficult. Although i read some papers, i could not draw pictures of many of them due to the lack of pictures or photos.

Plant bug.
Plant bug in the family Miridae.

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