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 Post subject: Insect: Twig-wilting bug (Coreidae)
Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
Unread postPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:26 am 
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Taken Dec 2008 (not March 2009) at Shingwedzi .
I apologise , I posted previously before the confirmation came through .
Can someone assist with this one ?

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:45 am 
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I would say it’s the nymph (immature, probably first-instar) of a “twig-wilting” bug, Coreidae. These bugs feed on the shoots of plants withdrawing / sucking the plant juices causing the shoots or twigs to wilt.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:03 am 
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Thanks JB . One can miss so much in a car just looking at birds & mammals ...

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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