Comparison

Early instars of Opeia obscura, Eritettix simplex, and Psoloessa delicatula

FIRST INSTAR | SECOND INSTAR | THIRD INSTAR
 

Opeia obscura
Body Length 5.3-5.8 mm, Femur Length 2.2-2.5 mm, Antennal Segments 13.

Eritettix simplex
Body Length 6.6-7.5 mm, Femur Length 3.3-3.9 mm, Antennal Segments 13-14.

Psoloessa delicatula
Body Length 4.4-5.3 mm, Femur Length 2.4-2.7 mm, Antennal Segments 13-14.

Nymphs of P. delicatula have the face nearly vertical, while the faces of O. obscura and of E. simplex are strongly slanting. The latter two can be separated by the differences in color patterns of the pronotal disk; E. simplex has a dark velvet band along each side, while O. obscura is entirely pale tan.

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