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spoonlegs
Cottage Grove, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2012
5:59 PM

Post #9188068

Found these yesterday on lupine plant that is going to seed. They've grown already! Obviously true-bug nymphs. Green bodies with black tail-coat markings. Sorry picture so fuzzy . . . it was the best of 5 shots! Western oregon foothills.

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spoonlegs
Cottage Grove, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 1, 2012
2:50 PM

Post #9188968

Got some clear photos of the green/black bugs by putting them in a jar in the freezer for four minutes. Also two brownish bugs in the photo, different kind - - seed bugs of some kind, maybe?

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 1, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9189131

Family Miridae; adults look somewhat like tarnished plant bugs - http://thelifeofyourtime.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/dscf4473.jpg
spoonlegs
Cottage Grove, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 3, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9191686

Thanks flapdoodle! The adults check out as tarnished plant bug, but the nymphs don't match photos of tarnished plant bug nymphs . . . something else in Miridae family, maybe?
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 3, 2012
4:34 PM

Post #9191823

Yes, the nymphs look more like mirids to me than anything else at the moment.

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