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Strange little bug - Anapus

Strange little bug - Anapus
Lake Alpine , Stanislaus County, California, USA
July 4, 2009
Size: 1/2 cm
On a 7000 foot + hike at lake Alpine , I noticed a bug that I had never seen before springing off the rocks and flowers like a Grasshopper . I am fairly certain that this guy is not a young Grasshopper because the body shape and antennae are different , though the hind legs look much like a Grasshoppers . Because It was hop-happy and so small it was hard to get a good photo . To me it looks like bug antennae with 4 segments . It is hard to tell if it is immature , but since I only saw these fellows in many places all the same size , I am assuming that they are full grown . Only an expert can tell me for sure . Thanks sooo much for any comments , sincerely Beth

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Strange little bug - Anapus Strange little bug - Anapus true bug of some kind - Anapus

Anapus sp. -- det. M.D. Schwartz
his comment: "I'm pretty sure this is a new species. It would be excellent if next summer the photographer actually collected it."

Moved from Orthotylinae.

from M.D. Schwartz: "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Halticini, I should know what this is; perhaps Anapus americanus Knight, 1959 or Myrmecophyes oregonensis Schuh & Lattin, 1980 (probably not). Both are not known from California (Utah and Oregon respectively), other mymecomorphic plant bugs, i.e. Herdonini (Dacerla or Paradacerla) are doubtful. I suggest next summer someone collect a few and send them in, sp. n.?"

Moved from Plant Bugs.

nice mirid! i wonder if this might be an adult gal...
looks a lot like a female psocid, too.
WonGun will tell you more

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