Broad-headed Bug (Hyalymenus sp.)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Broad-headed Bug (Hyalymenus sp. possibly longispinus)

Sort of new to my buggy life list.  I discovered one last year on the same plant but never got around to identifying it.  It is one of the leatherbugs which are plant feeders.

There are three species in this genus that are endemic to Florida. One that occurs in TX has the common name bow-legged bug which is apropo.

“it is not possible to reliably identify the species in this genus” (source: Key to Florida Alydidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) and selected exotic pest species. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303722336_Key_to_Florida_Alydidae_Hemiptera_Heteroptera_and_selected_exotic_pest_species [accessed Jun 17 2018].

Learn: https://bugguide.net/node/view/39758

Shown on Florida Native Plant:  SOUTHERN BEEBLOSSOM (Oenothera simulans)

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2 comments
  1. Cindy said:

    What stunning pictures of a very intriguing buggy!!

    • Loret said:

      Thanks! I was quite taken with him (her). Love finding these new critters.

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