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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.

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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.

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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.

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