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Leaf-foored bug 10.06.17 - Piezogaster calcarator

Leaf-foored bug 10.06.17 - Piezogaster calcarator
Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
June 17, 2010
Size: ~ 18 mm
My best guess is Piezogaster calcarator (1).

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Leaf-foored bug 10.06.17 - Piezogaster calcarator Leaf-foored bug 10.06.17 - Piezogaster calcarator

Moved
Moved from Piezogaster alternatus. Piezogaster alternatus is a synonym of P. calcarator (O'Shea 1980). As far as I know, Dealy's work was never published. Also, I believe that the recent cataloge of Coreidae (Pakauskas 2010) keeps P. alternatus as a synonym.

thanks guys!

Or how about...
Piezogaster alternatus (Say), female. This would be a new species for bg but not at all surprising; Virginia is in the middle of this species' distribution. It would be more surprising if it were P. calcarator, as P. calcarator's range is more southern. Besides, P. calcarator is not as dark and lacks the broad white markings on the abdominal margin. Source: B. Dealy 2000 generic revision.

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

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