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Baby bugs - Chinavia hilaris

Baby bugs - Chinavia hilaris
Lake Corpus Christi, San Patricio County, Texas, USA
May 1, 2007

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Moved
Moved from Green Stink Bug.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Green Stink Bug.

Moved

Now that you've added the later instars
I'm pretty sure this is Acrosternum hilare.

 
Not convinced that these are
all the same species. Even the hatchlings of Acrosternum have the orange flanges on the sides up front.

Wait a minute! These do! Moving back - we are convinced! Nice images on Forestry Images here

 
Thanks for all the work you are doing on these
I can tell from my subscription updates you've been very busy!

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Any idea
about the other insect in this photo?

 
Sorry, no
if you mean the larger one in your third image. Doesn't look very healthy to me - maybe dead/parasitized/empty shed skin? If so, it may not look like itself, if you know what I mean.

 
The larger one is
most definitely alive. It moved away from the babies once I got in there with my camera. Here's a shot at a different angle.

strange bug near babies

He looked as though he was carrying debris on his back, probably as camouflage.

 
Interesting -
green lacewing larvae do this, and maybe some other creatures. I think perhaps it has a dead aphid stuck to its back as part of the camouflage. See here for similar images.