Mesquite Bugs & Spartocera

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Giant mesquite bug nymphs (Thasus cf. acutangulus), Osa peninsula

A congregation of mesquite bugs (Coreidae: Thasus cf. acutangulus) finds a sweet spot in the stem, plunging down their proboscises to extract nutritious sap.

All bugs photographed in situ [1]

Giant mesquite bug nymphs (Thasus cf. acutangulus), Osa peninsula
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Leaf-footed bugs (Spartocera sp.), Caribbean versant
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Leaf-footed bug nymphs (Spartocera sp.), Caribbean versant
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Coreidae nymphs (Pachylis sp.), Caribbean versant

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