Subject: What is this thing?
Location: Little Rock, AR
July 22, 2014 7:19 am
I found this in my back yard on a hollyhock while taking macro shots of bugs, and no one I know seems to know what it is. Legs of a cricket, body of a fly, wings of a wasp, head (and even mouth part) of any number of true bugs…we’re stumped.
Thanks so much!
This is probably the finest image we have ever received of the Scentless Plant Bug, Niesthrea louisianica, which does not have a common name. According to BugGuide, it: “Feeds on flower buds and seeds of plants in the Mallow family (Malvaceae), such as Hibiscus and Rose of Sharon.”