Immature Giant Mesquite Bug

colourful bug
Location: jalisco mexico – lake chapala north shore mountains
June 16, 2011 11:27 am
this bug was +/- 1.5” long and we saw him on a high dry trail above lake chapala in jaliso mexico. the rainy season has just arrived
Signature: jstanley

Giant Mesquite Bug Nymph

Dear jstanley,
We have to admit that your email was the very last one we opened this morning but we did not have the time to post it before cleaning up some matters at LACC where we work.  This Giant Mesquite Bug nymph is surely a colorful creature.  Here is a BugGuide page on a species found in the Southwestern States of the US,
Thasus neocalifornicus, that is also found in Mexico.

Very cool! Thank-you so much for replying and so promptly.  I am sharing this information with our hiking pals and have turned him into my screen saver. It’s easy to see where some of the beautiful whimsical Mexican masks ideas find their inspiration!.

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