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Cactus Bug - Narnia femorata - male - female

Cactus Bug - Narnia femorata - Male Female
Phoenix, AZ, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
July 25, 2006
Size: 5/8 inch
Found these two on a cactus in Phoenix AZ. Sonoran Desert

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Cactus Bug - Narnia femorata - male - female Cactus Bug - Narnia femorata

Moved from Subgenus Narnia.

Moved from Narnia.

Genus Narnia, I believe
- it appears to be quite common on cactus.

Compare below:

Thank You, I'll do some searching for the species.

If you find anything,
please add it here - we don't have any species identified within this genus yet. I'm moving this one to the guide.

Do you have a date for this image?

Species & Date
I found out on good authority from a bug expert who has caught and categorized this species before. They said it was Narnia pallidicornis. I didn't see any other picts on google search to compare to, but there are a few articles that can be found online about the species which say it feeds on cholla and prickly pear cacti in the southwest. I dug back into the archives and found that the photo was taken on March 16, 2005
How do I move mine to the guide?

I've already moved it to the genus level
- check out the name which appears next to your title, above. I can make a new species page for Narnia pallidicornis and move this to it. Any more identifying details you can find out - what makes this distinct from other Narnia spp - or perhaps it's the only one in your region - would be good for confirmation. Failing that, perhaps at least the name of the bug expert and their credentials.

Only contributing editors (there are about fifty of us, perhaps 30 currently active), or the image's original contributor can move images around the guide, and only editors can make new guide pages. If you contribute a species for which we have no page yet, you should put it as close in the guide as you can get it (e.g genus or family level), then make a request for a new page in Forums.

More information is in the Help section. It's pretty simple once you get the hang of navigating around the guide (the way the guide is structured is explained in Help, too).

Finally, welcome to BugGuide! It looks like you might have a lot of images to contribute. Perhaps you wouldn't mind telling us a bit about yourself in your user profile (reached by clicking your name), too.

That's what I was reading in an article somewhere on the web, that it was endemic to my region. I also found an official description somewhere on the web. The 'bug expert' identified it in another forum on the web, and I only have a screen-name of that person, don't know thier credentials. I am going by the way they talked about it and the descriptions that I'm 'trusting' them, since I haven't found any pictures of that species. If anybody has any Books with picts in them that would be helpful also. I don't, but I could possibly get to a public library and perhaps find a picture in a book or some more info on the species.

Anything you can find out would be helpful
- since there are apparently 7 species of Narnia, I think it would otherwise require someone with expertise in the genus looking at this exact picture to make a definite identification. That may well happen, so don't knock yourself out doing the research, but if you happen to find any details, it would be interesting to see them. If you compare yours with other Narnia pictures on this site, it's very similar. Maybe they are all the same species, or maybe differentiating requires microscopic examination. IF you find that article again, please post the address here - maybe it will help.

Great macro!! This may be a silly question but... does the hemiptera have a common name? Thanks!

I think the Common name for t
I think the Common name for the Order: Hemiptera is "True Bugs"

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