What bug is this?
Location: California, USA
November 25, 2010 5:32 pm
This bug looks kinda transparent but with black triangles and shapes on its back. What bug is this?
Signature: Kelsey

Mediterranean Seed Bug

Dear Kelsey,
After three days of searching BugGuide under True Bugs, we are ready to admit defeat.  We cannot identify your True Bug, but we suspect it is a Plant Bug in the family Miridae, a family with countless individual species represented on BugGuide, but we could find no visual match.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck scouring the internet.  We wish you had provided additional information, like perhaps “This bug is swarming our elm tree” or “We cannot understand why there are several of these bugs in our kitchen each morning”, but alas, you gave us nothing to work with, and California is a very large state.

Hi, Daniel:
Your insect is a “Mediterranean Seed Bug:”
Easy to get all those non-descript heteropterans confused, believe me.

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