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Hemiptera (seed bug) - Neopamera bilobata

Hemiptera (seed bug) - Neopamera bilobata
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Size: approx 5 mm

Moved from Ligyrocoris.

Neopamera bilobata (Say)

Moved from Ligyrocoris.

Moved from Seed Bugs.

genus Ligyrocoris, probably


True Bug.
This is not a 'fly.' The proboscis tucked beneath the 'chin' helps identify it as a true bug in the order Hemiptera. The swollen front femora ("thighs") help narrow it to Nabidae or Lygaeidae (or a sister family). The relatively thick antennae tell me it is in the "Lygeaoidea," which now includes ten families where there was previously only one. Many Miridae are similar, but usually have very slender antennae, and hardly ever have swollen front leg segments.

Thanks for the inputs
Moving to Family Lygaeidae for now.
This seems to be a bit confusing. The front femora seem to most closley match the posted Lygaeidae specimens. The antennae seem to most closley match Nabidae but Nabidae lacks the swollen front femora.
Any further inputs as to moving to a more appropriate sub-family or genus welcome.

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