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aspen log bug - Amphiareus obscuriceps

aspen log bug - Amphiareus obscuriceps
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
January 10, 2007
Size: about 2.3 mm
This bug carries its stulus extended. I wonder why.

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aspen log bug - Amphiareus obscuriceps aspen log bug - Amphiareus obscuriceps

Moved
Moved from Lyctocoris campestris.

Agree with Steve's comment below. Here is the true L campestris. Paper describing Amphiareus obscuriceps is here

Moved
Moved from Minute Pirate Bugs.

 
To species even!
Thank you, Belov.

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Anthocoridae
It may be hoping to bite you, which they will do.

 
Thank you for the warning, Don.
I would have fought back bravely.

 
Amphiareus obscuriceps
Suspect that this is an Amphiareus obscuriceps... introduced species only recently recorded here in NA.

 
Steve,
can you explain the basis of your suspected ID?

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