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Ceratocapsus

Ceratocapsus
Dich Nichols District Park, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
November 15, 2009
Plant bug at the merc just before a cold front

Ceratocapsus sp.
Moved from Plant Bugs.

 
Almost surely the same as...
Almost surely the same bug as what Ed Johnson found
the same week in Kerrville
a few counties to the west of my find.

 
It also reminded me of this one,
but I am hesitating because the color of the pronotum is different.

 
Phenolgical outliers...
These November bugs are phenological outliers from the rest of their congeners.

 
Interesting...
But, it is not such a strong evidence although I'd also like to say they are the same species. I know there are some hibernating mirids occurring late fall.

In the meantime, the description of C. apicalis by the author is somewhat vague. It is "distinguished by ... the black pronotum and scutellum" in the first paragraph, and the general coloration of females is "rich brownish yellow" and "scutellum black" in the third paragraph. The author said nothing about the pronotal color of females. Is the color of the pronotum in females black or rich brownish yellow?

There are so many species in Ceratocapsus and I have no idea about many of them.

 
Outliers
Yeah, I'm not saying they are definitely the same spp based on the dates, but I suspect they are closely related (if not the same).

 
I agree!
The same species or closely related...

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