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Tan Stink Bug: Podisus, Euschistus or Brochymena? - Euschistus tristigmus

Tan Stink Bug: Podisus, Euschistus or Brochymena? - Euschistus tristigmus
Lake Placid, Placid Lakes County, Florida, USA
September 9, 2005
I interupted this beetle mating with another on a Passionflower vine. They are quite common in South Florida but a cursory search has turned up nothing so far.

Moved
Moved from Euschistus.

Moved
Moved from Stink Bugs.

Euschistus.
I'd vote for Euschistus. Some species have pretty "spikey" shoulders, and Podisus tends to be a little more elongate, usually with darker markings in the wing membrane.

 
Euschistus tristigmus tristigmus
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ID confirmed by J. E. McPherson
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ok..
Care to comment on this one, as a comparison to this one? Are they the same species do you think?


-Gehan Gehale

 
To me...
....yes, they are both stink bugs, but not the same type. I have a hard time deciding between the 3 I listed, but am leaning towards Menecles now.

It's not a beetle
It's a stink bug.

 
Okay...
...that would explain why I couldn't find it with the beetles. Thanks Lynette.

 
you can find some similar
images under Podisus, here

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