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Bulrush Bug - Chilacis typhae

Bulrush Bug - Chilacis typhae
Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
October 17, 2012
Size: 4mm
I was walking through a tall cattail (Typha) stand today when I spotted a little glint on one of the flower heads. It was this tiny bug, which resembles a much larger Lygus bug. Despite more searching, I was not able to find any others. When I returned home I looked up cattail bug and found that there are two introduced species of Arthrenidae, and one of them is called Chilacis typhae - the Bulrush Bug. I suspect that this individual is Chilacis and not Holocranum (the other one), but I am basing the id mainly on range.

Moved from Artheneidae.

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