Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Pentatomidae sp. - Oebalus

Pentatomidae sp. - Oebalus
Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
September 13, 2017

Moved from Stink Bugs.

I didn't collect it, no. It w
I didn't collect it, no. It was ID'ed as Oebalus insularis by Wongun Kim on inaturalist by the way.

what D.B. Thomas had to say:
"Very cool Oebalus. <...> Couple of possibilities. Some species commonly have the produced humeri and pale markings on the scutellum, including the common native O. pugnax. It has a tropical form called O. pugnax torridus. Maybe this is just a manifestation of global warming. Or, it could be that O. ypsilongriseus which has both winter and summer forms with and without the spiny humeri has shown up this far north, a country record. Or it could be O. insularis which expanded its range into Florida from the Caribbean a year or so ago. Perhaps it has now spread over here to Texas. <...> Need to see genitalia to be sure on the ID."

intriguing bug... was it collected?

Moved from ID Request.