Found clusters of these tiny flies on our citrus trees in Spain. Can you identify them please. Thanks

Hi Maggie,
All we can tell you at the moment is that these are not flies. They are True Bugs in the suborder Heteroptera. The last time we needed assistance on a Heteropteran from the Canary Islands, we turned to Jordi Ribes. We will try to contact him again. He wrote back with the following species identification in the family Lygaeidae, the Seed Bugs.

Dear Mr Marlos,
Picture: = Oxycarenus lavaterae (Fabricius) Lygaeidae. Best wishes
Jordi Ribes

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