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Plant-parasitic Hemipteran - Livia saltatrix

Plant-parasitic Hemipteran - Livia saltatrix
Dixville, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
June 2, 2009
Size: 2.6mm

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Plant-parasitic Hemipteran - Livia saltatrix Plant-parasitic Hemipteran - Livia saltatrix

Moved
Moved from Livia.

Livia saltatrix
The forewing maculation is almost diagnostic. There is one other species, Livia opaqua, which although usually unpatterned may sometimes develop brown coloration more intensely apically, making it appear similar. That species has slightly more swollen antenna segment 2 and rather different male genitalia; other differences are slight. Refer to Hodkinson and Bird (2000) for illustrations of both spp., and to Patch (1912) for illustrations of L. saltatrix (as L. marginata, a synonym) (available online here)

This species is apparently associated with sedges, like many others in this genus. Another new species for bugguide - fantastic!

 
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thanks guys

Livia, rather -- neat bug!
Moved from Jumping Plant Lice.

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