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Shield Bug - Banasa dimidiata

Shield Bug - Banasa dimidiata
Massanutten Resort, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
July 28, 2018
Probably the Red-cross Shield Bug

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Moved from Pentatomoidea.

Moved from Red-Cross Shield Bug.

Sorry for the double move. My first thought was the same as yours. However, on second consideration, I'm not completely certain that I can separate this from Banasa. Moved out of an abundance of caution.

Thanks Ken, and no apologies necessary, I alway appreciate the time you take to look at my photos and your thoughts. And you are right, Banasa is a good option, and probably likely. (I'm not sure how I missed it, as I started out thinking this was a stink bug).

Could go either way...
If I could tell whether the tarsi have two or three segments I'd be able to make the call.

Maybe two?
Thanks again Ken. Frustratingly, I don't have any really clear shots of the tarsi, but I just added two images that are maybe good, maybe two segments?

Maybe :)
But I've compared your pics with pics of both possible families, and I'm just not sure. Someone who knows these better will need to make the call.

Much appreciated
Thanks Ken. I very much appreciate your efforts.

Moved from True Bugs.