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Lophyraspis muscaria

Lophyraspis muscaria

A tropical aetalionid plant bug, Lophyraspis muscaria, feeds on plant juices via straw-like mouthparts. The golden hairs and color patterns on this bug mimic the common ant Dolichoderus bispinosus, with which it often co-occurs. Gamboa, Panama.

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