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Bug of the Week - October 24, 2012

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Bug of the Week - October 24, 2012

Here's your insect identification challenge for the week. It's not a great photo, but this critter is unique enough that I think you'll be able to ID it from the image. Know what it is? Post an answer in the comments by next Tuesday, and check back in a week for the answer.

Last week's challenge was a tough one to identify from just one photo - the common roachfly, Tallaperla maria. This is one of several roach-like stoneflies in the order Plecoptera. Good job by Moni for knowing it's a stonefly.

Photo: Jessica Lawrence, Eurofins Agroscience Services, Bugwood.org


October 24, 2012 at 9:38 am
(1) Jenn says:

Looks like a long-necked seed bug, Myodocha serripes.

October 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm
(2) Moni says:

Agree with Jenn…it is the long-necked seed bug

October 28, 2012 at 2:51 am
(3) Jeff says:

I believe it is a Long-necked Seed Bug, Myodocha Serripes.

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