Photo by Melody
Congratulations to all our photo contest participants! Check out the winning photos here. We will have the 2015 calendars available to order from Zazzle soon.

Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: what kind of beetle is this ?

Communities > Forums > Insect and Spider Identification
bookmark
Forum: Insect and Spider IdentificationReplies: 7, Views: 57
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
Bharat_Sanghavi
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2011
5:30 AM

Post #8848482

this stark green body and black eyed beetle was found in Mumbai city, India in 2010 November month. it has six legs and a pair of antenna. it has a phony set of smaller eyes just above its real eyes. its size is very small, about less than 5mm. this image is a super macro image.

Thumbnail by Bharat_Sanghavi
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 14, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8848944

Probably a Stink Bug. Do you have a top pic?
Bharat_Sanghavi
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2011
4:54 AM

Post #8856732

thanks kwanjin. i do have some more pics from different angles. but i can't find a way to post more than one pic at a time. so posting only one pic here for your perusal.

Thumbnail by Bharat_Sanghavi
Click the image for an enlarged view.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 20, 2011
7:29 AM

Post #8856917

Posting one pic at a time is how it's done. You're doing fine.

It still looks like a Stink Bug to me. Let's see if Flapdoodle will weigh in.
bokisan
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 4b)

October 20, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8857113

looks maybe like a species of treehopper
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

October 20, 2011
12:05 PM

Post #8857231

Definitely a stink bug (Pentatomidae) -
http://www.insectsofindia.in/imagedetails.php?id=210
Bharat_Sanghavi
Trenton, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9275343

thanks Flapdoodle for the info. and sorry for my so late response.
i couldn't access the website you mentioned as it is closed down.
but the images uploaded by RosinaBloom did the work.
now i am sure that this stink bug is :
Order: Hemiptera (he-MIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Pentatomidae (pen-ta-TOM-id-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acrosternum
Species: hilare

unfortunately, now i just can't find the device in which i stored some 5 five closeup images that i uploaded here last year.
but i will keep searching till i find them all right.

RosinaBloom

RosinaBloom
Waihi
New Zealand

September 15, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9276213

Hi Bharat_Sanghavi,
Isn't it great how we can all help solve each others' little nature mysteries!
Re: Hemiptera also known to us in New Zealand as an Australian Green Shield bug. They can leave a pungent smell on your fingers if you touch them.
Cheers.

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Insect and Spider Identification Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
SOLVED: Tiny Red Critters Angel 26 Apr 26, 2014 7:18 AM
SOLVED: Do you know what kind of Spider this is? dignbloom 55 Aug 18, 2012 4:36 PM
SOLVED: green caterpillar xox_kitkat_xox 4 Jan 24, 2010 9:05 PM
SOLVED: Name this insect? Dinu 16 Oct 19, 2008 2:54 PM
SOLVED: Red Spider about the diameter of a penny gardenwife 24 Oct 10, 2009 10:41 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America