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Photo#49467
Cucu*mber be*etle in the making? Nope, mirid!

Cucu*mber be*etle in the making? Nope, mirid!
Incredible Edible Park, Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
April 16, 2006
Found in an area where there are lots of cucumber beetles, including spotted and striped but no banded seen to date.

Moved
Moved from Plant Bugs.

 
Good idea for a new category
I read recently that only about 5% of nymphs have been tied to the adult insect. ID on these little ones is indeed daunting.

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Mirid! moved
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Thanks
Boris

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Moved from True Bugs.

Nabidae or Miridae.
This is a nymphal true bug as well, which makes ID even harder:-) I'd say it is probably either a damsel bug (Nabidae), or a plant bug (Miridae). Won't be certain until it is an adult, though.

 
Guess I'll have to watch it grow up.
There are a lot of plant bugs in the area. I'll keep looking and would really like to see a damsel bug.

Is it a Weevil or snout beetl
Is it a Weevil or snout beetle?

Bug
Nah, this is some sort of bug. Remember, beetles have complete metamorphosis, so a beetle larva looks like a grub or a mealworm until it pupates. You can see the little wing buds on this little guy. These are where the wings are developing. In an insect with complete metamorphosis, like a fly, butterfly or beetle, no such developing wings are evident.
-Sean McCann


triatoma.blogspot.com

 
I think I need a class.
After diving into insect photography and thrasing around, some formal study is definitely in order. Cute little critter, at any rate.

 
Cucumber beetle in the making?
My thought is to try the Family:Psyllidae.
Mr. Fox Two

 
Oddly enough...
...I have another recent posting that looks like psyllidae.
It's http://bugguide.net/node/view/49502

Bug
Nah, this is some sort of bug. Remember, beetles have complete metamorphosis, so a beetle larva looks like a grub or a mealworm until it pupates.
-Sean McCann


triatoma.blogspot.com

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