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ID for possible Rhopalid in CA? - Brachycarenus tigrinus

ID for possible Rhopalid in CA? - Brachycarenus tigrinus
Webb Canyon, ~2000 ft. elevation, Los Angeles County, California, USA
March 27, 2009
I'm pretty sure this is a Scentless Plant Bug (Rhopalidae), and I thought the closest match in the guide might be Rhopalus tigrinus. Can anyone confirm if my guess is correct? Thanks!

Photographed crawling in a patch of tall grass. Surrounding habitat is chaparral and mixed oak woodland.

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ID for possible Rhopalid in CA? - Brachycarenus tigrinus ID for possible Rhopalid in CA? - Brachycarenus tigrinus

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Possible supporting evidence for R. tigrinus...
I just posted another image of a 2nd bug that was in close proximity to this specimen:



This one seems to be a much closer match to those R. tigrinus images currently in the guide. So, if both of these specimen are indeed the same species, is it possible that my first submission might be somewhat teneral?

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