Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Poecilocapsus lineatus

Poecilocapsus lineatus, back

Every spring, little mirids work over my butterfly bush, sucking juice out of the tender new leaves as they expand. Lopidea and Halticus species usually hit it, and this pretty bug, Poecilocapsus lineatus is all over it as well. This year, our April cold snap knocked back the populations of these early garden pests, but they're still here in reduced numbers.

Poecilocapsus lineatus, nymph

The Poecilocapsus nymphs are pretty, too, although I find their color incongruous with the adults.

Poecilocapsus lineatus, side Poecilocapsus lineatus, head

1 comment:

Ele ^_^ said...

Wow you have a lot of wonderful insect's photos!! Congratulation ^^