Subject:  Is this a Mesquite?
Geographic location of the bug:  Cahuita, Limon, Costa Rica
Date: 09/13/2021
Time: 07:01 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I was walking around Cahuita, Costa Rica the other day and found this lovely white bug. I think it’s part of the Mesquite family but I want to know which specifically as I cannot find any photos online with the same colour way or patterns. Thanks
How you want your letter signed: J

True Bug Nymph:  Ouranion species

Dear J,
This is a True Bug nymph and it might be a relative of a Giant Mesquite Bug.  We have several images of this nymph, also from Costa Rica, that were submitted to our site in 2015 that we never conclusively identified.  At that time we speculated they were in the genus
Thasus like the Giant Mesquite Bug.

Hi Daniel!
Thanks for getting back. I have read that post too and my partner also thinks the same but I guess he wasn’t sure or knew it was a nymph. Thanks again!
Kind regards,
John

Update:  Possibly Ouranion species.
Thanks to Cesar Crash of Insetologia who sent a comment that this appears to be a member of the genus
Ouranion.  According to iNaturalist, Ouranion and Thasus are in the same tribe Nematopodini.

Location: Cahuita, Limon, Costa Rica

4 Responses to True Bug Nymph from Costa Rica

  1. Cesar Crash says:

    This one is not a perfect match but is similar and was found with an adult:https://www.insetologia.com.br/2018/02/percevejos-coreideos-de-sao-paulo.html?m=1
    Looks like Ouranion sp.

  2. Cesar Crash says:

    Hi,
    It’s misspelled, OuraniOn, not OuraniAn.

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