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Meadow Plant Bug - Leptopterna dolabrata I imagine this bug was looking at its shed skin and reminiscing about how simple life used to be in its previous instar.<br />
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They feed on developing grass seeds.<br />
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Meadow Plant Bug - Leptopterna dolabrata

I imagine this bug was looking at its shed skin and reminiscing about how simple life used to be in its previous instar.

They feed on developing grass seeds.

Habitat: Meadow

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  1. lol. And you have to marvel at the size difference, at least twice as large. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Yep. Of course, that shed skin could have been from an early instar and not from this individual...there were a lot of them on the grass in this meadow. Posted 2 years ago

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''Leptopterna dolabrata'', commonly known as the meadow plant bug, is an insect in the Miridae family. It is commonly found in grassy areas in North America and Europe. It feeds on developing grass seeds, causing seed heads to shrivel and prematurely whiten. It is regarded as a pest wherever grass is grown for seed. The species has long antennae and is black coloured.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jun 3, 2020. Captured Jun 2, 2020 22:45 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm