Cactus Coreid Bug

Green True Bug in Joshua Tree Park
April 6, 2010
I spotted this true bug on a beavertail cactus in the Southern part of Joshua Tree National Park (border of Mohave and Sonoran deserts, in California). Can’t seem to identify it, either from my (admittedly limited) bug books or online references.
Any ideas?
John Thomas
Joshua Tree National Park, California

Cactus Coreid Bug

Dear John,
We have posted photos of the nymphs in the past, but this may be the first image we have posted of an adult Cactus Coreid, Chelinidea vittiger which can be viewed on BugGuide.

How very cool!  The idea of being the first anything at is pretty cool, too.
Not to keep asking after things, but do you mean that the several images of tan & near-black shown at BugGuide are all nymphs, and the green one I found was an adult?
Many thanks for solving my bug mystery for me!

Hi John,
The nymphs do not have wings.  You may use our site search engine to locate previous postings of this species on WTB? to compare what the nymphs look like.

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