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Scentless Plant Bug - Niesthrea louisianica

Scentless Plant Bug - Niesthrea louisianica
Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA
October 12, 2005
Found on an Althaea bud.

Watching this thread
Hi Butch , I'm curious to know what this Bug is as well .
This is the 3rd time I have come across this bug on Althea plants and so far no one has given an ID.
Watching .. Waiting..

 
Niesthrea louisianica
I'm quite certain these are Niesthrea louisianica nymphs. I became familiar with this species when studying how they are being used as possible control of the weed velvetleaf. Very interesting study. ~

 
I wonder....
I wonder if these are not the nymphs of a scentless plant bug in the genus Niesthrea. I'm going to put them there for now, hoping a real expert will be able to confirm or deny.

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