RichardWalsh's picture

Insect eating Monarda

Observed: 8th May 2012 By: RichardWalsh
Monarda insect 2
Monarda insect
Description:

Antennae as long as body, orange and black in color, perhaps immature wings

Identifications
  • Box elder bug nymph
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

bug nymph

Certainly a bug nymph, and box elder bug looks possible, but I don't know the American fauna well enough to confirm it, sorry.

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dshubble's picture

bug nymph

Ditto - a bug nymph, but I don't think box elder bug nymphs usually have the black marks on the abdomen, though the central pale yellowish line is right. Maybe another rhopalid?