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Minute Pirate Bug - Amphiareus obscuriceps

Minute Pirate Bug - Amphiareus obscuriceps
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
August 4, 2010
Size: 2.6mm

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Steve, thanks for the identification. It sounds like you're very familiar with Anthocoridae, but I didn't see any info on your bio page.

 
just updated it!
just updated it!

Lyctocoris campestris?
It was attracted to the porch light. It look right for Lyctocoris campestris, except the tail end of the others is darkened, and this one isn't.

 
Amphiareus obscuriceps
My guess would be the recently recorded species Amphiareus obscuriceps. I've seen good numbers in squirrel nests and they likely come to the lights. It looks similar to Lasiochilus dorsally but A. obscuripes tends to be more glossy across the hemilytra, and with Lasiochilus the hairs on the pronotum and hemilytra appear to be more erect and abundant.

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