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From west side of Las Vegas, Nevada, just outside Red Rock Canyon, taken March 2005 by User:Stan Shebs and is available full resolution at Wikimedia.
Photographed at 03 Aug. 2008 in Rackensack Canyon, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA. The specimen is less than 3 mm.
By late spring through autumn when there are plenty of developing seeds, small dark bugs in the family Thyreocoridae are almost always present. With piercing-sucking mouthparts they feed on the developing seeds.
PERENNIAL/SUBSHRUB : Long-lived perennial with woody base. Remains green
and leafy well into drought periods.
Enlarged view of flower from west side of Las Vegas, Nevada, just outside Red Rock Canyon, taken March 2005 by User:Stan Shebs and is available at higher resolution at Wikimedia.
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