Subject: Very colorful bug…
Location: Eastern Kentucky
July 10, 2017 10:58 pm
I ran across this tiny guy in my yard tonight. I’ve never seen one before and googling hasn’t provided me any answers. Help?
We are nearly certain that this is a Plant Bug in the family Miridae, however an exact species identification has eluded us. We could not find a matching image on BugGuide. Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck than we have had.
Eric Eaton Responds
You are correct, it is a mirid plant bug. Genus is Phytocoris, but getting to species is almost impossible from images alone. Great photo and bug!
I see Art helped on the beetle ID….
author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America