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Photo#53877
Is this a Damsel? - Neopamera bilobata

Is this a Damsel? - Neopamera bilobata
Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
May 25, 2006
Size: 10mm

Neopamera bilobata, i believe
Moved from Ligyrocoris.

 
ID confirmed by Merrill Sweet
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Moved
Moved from Ligyrocoris.

Moved
Moved from Seed Bugs.

Move to . . .
Hi Sean,

I consulted a key now, according to it this bug belongs in Ligyrocoris (sister genus of Pachybrachius).

regards, Boris

 
...
Thanks again!

genus Pachybrachius or close.
:-)

Boris

 
Thanks!
Should I move it to that genus?

Moved
Moved from Ozophora.

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Is it some sort of Seed Bug?
Is it some sort of Seed Bug?

 
Yes!
It is indeed a seed bug, but I'm hesitant to assign it to a family (Lygaeidae has been split) or a genus, as there are several genera that all look like this.

Not a damselfly...
...if that's what you meant by "damsel." My guess is it's one of the true bugs, but that's only from the triangle patterns (and X) made by the wings. Here's a shot of a typical damselfly. Damselfly larvae don't have wings, as this does.

If you mean another kind of damsel, I'm totally lost and have no clue...

 
Ah, yes
there are Damsel Bugs, too. They are in the Nabidae - and can be found in the guide here. We're guessing this is more likely a Mirid, but are clearly out of our league here. Eric can respond with authority on this question.

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