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Photo#62634
Red True Bug - Coccobaphes frontifer

Red True Bug - Coccobaphes frontifer
Pymatuning Lake, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 4, 2006
Miridae family? Looks a little like something in Lopidea to me. Found on a window sill.

Moved
Moved from Lopidea.

Correction...
This guy looks different from other Lopidea, and I found the description of a species that matches with this guy, Coccobaphes frontifer from Uhler. (C. sanguinareus was syn. to C. frontier).

"C. sanguinareus, n. sp.
Blood-red, shining, a little more opaque on the hemelytra, clothed with yellowish pubescence. Head smooth, brilliant, impunctured, rastrated about the cavity of the antennae; tylus and eyes black (the latter sometimes red); antennae black, stout, the two basal joints clothed with pubescence and long, oblique setae, first joint red at base, the two apical joints yellow, very slender. Posterior attachment to the eyes red. Pronotum rather finely, deeply, confluently punctured, clothed with erect, yellowish pubescence, the callosities prominent, and together with the collum and anterior corners polished and impunctured. Scutellum polished, rather rugulose than punctured, the middle of the base impressed. Hemelytra closely, confluently punctured, the punctures becoming exteriorly more minute; the posterior portion of the clavus, and a continuation of the same color to the base of the membrane, black; membrane dusky, or blackish, veins of the basal areole red. Wings more or less infuscated towards the tip, the veins blackish, costal vein red. Tibias more or less infuscated; tarsi yellow, blackish at tip.
"Capsus sanguinarius Say, MSS. So determined by himself. New Hampshire, Mr. Leonard."
Length to tip of membrane, 8 millims. Humeral breadth, 2 millims.
No. 97, ♂, Dr. Harris' Collection.
A specimen from Canada in my collection has the inward half of the hemelytra black, from behind the base of the clavus along its whole breadth to the base of the membrane. The membrane is sometimes black, and the wings nearly so. I am indebted to the generosity of Mr. Scudder for a specimen from North Carolina."

What do you think about it?

 
Looks Good
I added a couple photos here taken the following year in the same location of what I think is the same species. I think you can see a lot more confirming detail.



I will request a guide page.

 
That's it!
Nearly perfect, I think!

Moved
Moved from Plant Bugs.

Lopidea confirmed!
^^

Yes, mirid.
This is indeed in the Miridae. Nice image.

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