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Kleidocerys - Kleidocerys resedae

Kleidocerys - Kleidocerys resedae
Montrose, Laurens County, Georgia, USA
December 25, 2009
I would have thought with such markings and coloration this should be an easy ID. Well, *I* couldn't find it, no surprise. Anyone familiar with this guy? I note the elytra are quite punctate. Is this a subtle clue for us bug-illiterate folk?
Edit: Moron at work, here. I forgot to include that I found this bug on a rose bush, still blooming at the time, now, sadly, closing up for the winter since the Deep Freeze came in over the weekend.

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Moved from Kleidocerys.

Moved from True Bugs.

You're really on the ball, today, V!
Thank you. I would *not* have thought it fit in there. I looked in that group twice, but couldn't come up with anything even close.

from Dr Jane O'Donnell:
"Could be resedae, but I'm not sure enough of what the other species look like to say so definitively. Another nice research project, awaiting someone -- hostplants... zoogeography.... noises (did you know that Kleidocerys species make noises?)... DNA barcodes... even a modern key to species...........!?!! So many bugs, so little time..."

so i'm not alone wondering how do the NA spp. differ... and i had no clue about the noises, either

Hmmm, I wonder what they sound like?
In the late spring, early summer, around here the noise of bugs can be deafening, particularly near bodies of water. They even drown out the frogs, now.

Moved from ID Request.

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