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Oplomus mundus

Oplomus mundus
Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
August 2, 2007

Moved
Moved from Oplomus.

Moved
Moved from Perillus.

opinion of Joe Eger, Dow AgroSciences:
"Oplomus mundus Stål - probably. Previously known only from TX & Central America"

Moved
Moved from Stink Bugs.

Pentatomidae.
Wow, what a spectacular stink bug! I would bet this is a highly-variable species, which will make more specific identification somewhat problematic....but I'll try next time I'm at the U of AZ collection:-)

 
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I didn't think much of this bug at the time because I was kind of chasing a canyon treefrog, which I had never seen before. Only when I got home and started going through my photos did I realize that this stink bug looked unlike any I'd seen around my home. Now I'm sorry I only snapped two photos of it, both being the exact same pose.

I know you're familiar with the area, Eric, because I was on an IICC (now IIEC) field trip on the way to Sycamore Canyon. I wish I had had more time for poking around but those field trips keep moving whether you're ready or not.

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