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.
''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