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Unknown - Melacoryphus lateralis

Unknown - Melacoryphus lateralis
Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
July 30, 2009
Size: 1/4 in.
I looked over the website hoping to identify this guy. The closest that I could find to this was genus largus of the bordered plant b bug. However, none of them seemed to be an exact match so I thought it was time to ask for help. In one of the two pictures I attached they seemed to be interested in the nectar of the plants I found them on. The plants were also loaded with Oleander aphids. I first thought that they may be assassin bugs but they seemed not to have any interest in the aphids.

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Milkweed
The plant is a species of milkweed (Asclepias), which would also explain the presence of oleander aphids. According to the PLANTS database, there are 28 species in Arizona, including several with narrow leaves.

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Moved from ID Request.

putting my money on...
this fellow, but v should be able to confirm:

 
smart bet
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