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Thyanta - Thyanta pallidovirens

Thyanta - Thyanta pallidovirens
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 24, 2007
Size: 10-12 mm
Red Shouldered stink bug, both adults and nymphs of plant-feeding species are capable of injuring plants. Feeding damage is caused when they insert their piercing-sucking mouthparts into the plant, inject digestive enzymes, extract plant juices and allow entry of pathogenic microorganisms. The majority of stink bug species found in North America are plant-feeding species. However, there are many predaceous species, several of which are commonly encountered in the field preying on other insects.

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Thyanta - Thyanta pallidovirens Thyanta - Thyanta pallidovirens

Moved from Thyanta.

This is Thyanta pallidovirens
This is Thyanta pallidovirens Stal

Th.acerra only in ITIS is listed as independent species, in other sources as subspecies of either Th.custator or Th.pallidovirens. A source that seems reliable to me even list it as a synonym.

red-shouldered stink bug ??
Try Googling : red-shouldered stink bug, Thyanta custator.
There's a few images shows the pronounced red shoulders with this ID.

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