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Hemiptera - Micracanthia floridana

Hemiptera - Micracanthia floridana
Dismal Swamp State Park, Camden County, North Carolina, USA
May 25, 2011
I haven't been able to find a match at all. Any help would be appreciated!

Moved tentatively
Moved from Shore Bugs.


Moved from Shore Bugs.

nice saldid; i'll try harder
Moved from ID Request.

It looks similar to Pentacora ligata, but I'm not certain.

Dr Epler says:
"Not being able to see its membrane or know its size, I can't be sure, but it looks more like Micracanthia floridana... but antennae seem a bit long. Better picture, size would help..."

Yea, sorry for the lack of in
Yea, sorry for the lack of info and low photo quality. Hopefully I'll see another one this coming spring! Thanks for the help!

do you mind my replacing this photo with a lightened version?
i think i've managed to reveal the membrane venation

No, by all means...
Feel free to edit it to get the most out of it.

thanks... John is still hesitant:
"I still can't make out the membrane. Micracanthia is usually much smaller than Pentacora - but M. floridana is 'big' for a Micracanthia."
for what it's worth, the membrane seems to exclude Pentacora - but the bug does seem rather large, and i now suspect this might even be a Salda...
please try to find more of them next season -- these are cool and worthy critters

I'm just happy I learned about 'Shore Bugs'!
I'll certainly be on the look-out for the this guy again-I'll even capture it for a sharper photo. And like always - I appreciate all the help and learning!

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