Beetle?

Yumbo, Colombia

What might this colorful fellow be?

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Minot, ND

It's a true bug in the superfamily Pentatomoidea; most likely a stink bug in the family Pentatomidae, as I can see a faint outline of the base of its scutellum at the rear edge of its pronotum. Bugs in the closely related family Scutellaridae (shield/jewel bugs) have an enlarged scutellum that covers the entire abdomen. There does not appear to be any comprehensive publications on Colombian species of Pentatomoidea.

Yumbo, Colombia

Interesting information, thank you very much.

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