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Insect: Twig-wilting bug (Coreidae)

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Insect: Twig-wilting bug (Coreidae)

Unread post by ndloti » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:13 pm

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Taken Shingwedzi March 2009 .
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by ndloti » Tue May 12, 2009 10:26 am

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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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Jakkalsbessie » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:45 am

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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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by ndloti » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:03 am

Thanks JB . One can miss so much in a car just looking at birds & mammals ...
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Re: Insect ID needed

Unread post by Rusty Justy » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:41 pm

Thanks JB :thumbs_up:
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