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Rhopalid on fleabane - Liorhyssus hyalinus

Rhopalid on fleabane - Liorhyssus hyalinus
Near Ruraldale, Upshur County, West Virginia, USA
May 11, 2012
Size: 7 mm to wing apex
A Stictopleurus feeding on fleabane pollen. I am filing under this species, since BG has only one other species which this one clearly isn't. Still, I wonder what the other several species of Stictopleurus look like?


I'm not an expert but...
More like Liorhyssus hyalinus to me...?

most certainly
i wonder why did Stephen rule it out in favor of Stictopleurus (which doesn't look quite like his bug)

Yurika, v, thank-you, I did not notice that genus! Hyalinus is a good name for this bug, the membranous wings are certainly hyaline.

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