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Iridescent blue-black and orange beetle - Stiretrus anchorago

Iridescent blue-black and orange beetle - Stiretrus anchorago
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
September 4, 2007
Size: less than 1/2 inch

pretty sure: Anchor stink bug
see Stiretrus anchorago . What a cool, colorful bug.

Good call! This is an incredibly variable species, but you pegged it:-)

Bug, actually
Wings make an "x" on the back, unlike a beetle, where there's a straight line down the back.

Shape and color - but not pattern - remind me of the Harlequin Bug (Murgantia histrionica). Interesting creature!

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