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Sehirus cinctus Sehirus cinctus (White-margined Burrower Bug) one of several adult forms tending a brood of nymphs. Sehirus cinctus females care for their young and bring them immature seeds of Mint Family (Lamiaceae0 plants. In the garden where these were found was a large patch of Galeopsis tetrahit (Horse Nettle) a weedy member of the Mint Family. Geotagged,Minnesota,Sehirus cinctus,Summer,United States,White-margined Burrower Bug,beetle,bug,true bugs Click/tap to enlarge

Sehirus cinctus

Sehirus cinctus (White-margined Burrower Bug) one of several adult forms tending a brood of nymphs. Sehirus cinctus females care for their young and bring them immature seeds of Mint Family (Lamiaceae0 plants. In the garden where these were found was a large patch of Galeopsis tetrahit (Horse Nettle) a weedy member of the Mint Family.

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  1. Really great how you're documenting different life cycles, angles, etc. This makes for a rich and educational set!

    PS: it seems you forgot to set the country/geotag on this one. No worries, it's common to let one slip through, happens to me all the time. So let me tell you about this feature:

    https://www.jungledragon.com/user/3383/unmapped

    That list on your personal profile will always show personal observations that do not have any country or geotag set.
    Posted 7 months ago

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''Sehirus cinctus'', also known as the white-margined burrower bug, is within the genus of burrowing bugs belonging to the family Cydnidae, subfamily Sehirinae. Belonging to the suborder Heteroptera, they are true bugs. They feed on plants in the Urticaceae and Lamiaceae families. These bugs are somewhat unusual in that they exhibit brooding behavior. The female deposits eggs, about 120-150, in shallow burrows and watches over them. After the young hatch, the mother will bring food to them in the.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Mar 6, 2019. Captured Sep 18, 2015 10:25 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  • f/3.2
  • 1/640s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm