Scentless plant bugs
Northern Sierra Nevada, California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

A mating pair of scentless plant bugs. These insects are so-named becuase they lack the thoracic scent glands present in many other true bugs.

USA, CA, Alpine Co.: 2 km S Carson Pass. 14.vii.2004, 38º41'N 119º59'W, 3000m
Alpine meadow.

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60, with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.