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Species Paraxenetus guttulatus

Bug with really long hind legs. Any pointers for ID? - Paraxenetus guttulatus Bug nymph missing a leg - Paraxenetus guttulatus True Bug - Paraxenetus guttulatus Ant (?) with very long antennae and unusual pattern - Paraxenetus guttulatus Newly emerged  - Paraxenetus guttulatus Bug - Paraxenetus guttulatus adult Paraxenetus - Paraxenetus guttulatus Paraxenetus nymph - Paraxenetus guttulatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Herdoniini
Genus Paraxenetus
Species guttulatus (Paraxenetus guttulatus)
Explanation of Names
Paraxenetus guttulatus (Uhler 1887)
Identification
Immature - Adult - Close-up

dark gray ant mimic with slender body, slightly constricted near the middle
Range
so ON & e US(1)
Food
reported on grape (Vitis spp.) and possibly dogwood (Cornus spp.)
Works Cited
1.Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs of Canada and the Continental United States
Thomas J. Henry, Richard C. Froeschner. 1988. Brill Academic Publishers.