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Possible Ladybug - Murgantia histrionica

Possible Ladybug - Murgantia histrionica
Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
September 17, 2007
Size: 1/2 inch
A rather large number of these suddenly appeared in the garden of since they were of varying sizes I assume they must have recently hatched.Are they some kind of ladybug?

This is the nymph of a true bug.
One way to tell is by the few antennal segments.

 
Possible Ladybug
I appreciate your identification. I would have never guessed that it was anything but a beetle of some kind.

Murgantia histrionica
Murgantia histrionica, a nymph of the Harlequin Bug, a stink bug in the family Pentatomidae

 
Possible ladybug
My thanks for the identification. I would have never guessed a stink bug let alone the nymph of a stink bug. I am impressed with this site and the speed with which a response was given.

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