Clouded Plant Bug

Neurocolpus arizonae

Neurocolpus arizonae photo © by Mike Plagens

Several of these bugs were found on velvet mesquite, Prosopis velutina at Castle Hot Springs, Yavapai Co., Arizona. 19 April 2015.

Miridae -- Plant Bug Family

When not feeding on buds and young mesquite pods this insect rests upon the twigs of mesquite where its cryptic pattern provides camouflage making it hard for birds to see.

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updated 8 Oct. 2015