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Closterocoris amoenus

Closterocoris amoenus
Residence near Rosebowl, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
May 21, 2010
Size: 8mm
Just molted into adult; clearly Closterocoris amoenus.
I just dealt with a somewhat similar ID issue, though with a juvenile plant, Pedicularis semibarbata.

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Great thanks!

Welcome, but thanks to you too -
Its easier to follow up on things in my own garden.

You had Pedicularis semibarbata growing in a LA basin garden?
I associate Pedicularis semibarbata with montane habitats, and always thought hemi-parasites like Pedicularis (and Castilleja) were famously difficult (i.e. virtually impossible) to grow in a typical garden context?

Of course, and that
early juvenile form of Pedicularis semibarbata had been observed on Mt. Pinos. The similarity here being just the difference in appearance of many organisms in their juvenile form.
Unless one knows the particular species in all of its stages, its impossible to tell until the better known adult form can be seen.

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