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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: What is this beautiful beetle(?)

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lfunnyfarm
Buford, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 21, 2014
10:04 AM

Post #9752663

I found this in my yard last summer (2013). I live just north of Atlanta, Ga.
It was crawling on the bare dirt and, if I remember correctly, its body was approximately 1/2 inch long.

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kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



January 21, 2014
11:22 AM

Post #9752693

That is not a beetle, it is an immature stage of a Bug (Hemiptera). It could be an early stage of one of the Stink Bugs in the family Pentatomidae.

Ken
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 21, 2014
12:17 PM

Post #9752732

It is indeed a pentatomid; specifically, it is a fifth instar nymph of a Florida predatory stink bug, a beneficial species. See http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/e_floridanus.htm
lfunnyfarm
Buford, GA
(Zone 8a)

March 13, 2014
7:29 PM

Post #9789097

Thanks guys! I learn something new every day.

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