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Photo#742080
Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Heraeus plebejus

Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Heraeus plebejus
Ballston Lake, Saratoga County, New York, USA
July 19, 2011
Attracted to porch light. Only managed to get a lateral shot. ID help appreciated.

one of those rare cases...
...where the profile perfectly shows the main diagnostic feature, which is the strangulation mark on the neck
Moved from True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies.

 
Thanks, V.
It looks like it could wrestle a seed to the ground with no problem.

 
you don't say

 
Curiosity
I don't question your determination of its identity. I'm just musing about what use it makes of those powerful-looking spiked femurs if it's a seed eater. Also, isn't that stylet "designed" for sucking the juices out of something? I wouldn't have guessed it's a seed eater, or is "seed bug" a misnomer? Inquiring minds want to know ...

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