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Photo#179936
Elasmostethus cruciatus? - Podisus brevispinus

Elasmostethus cruciatus? - Podisus brevispinus
Thornton, New Hampshire, USA
August 10, 2007
Is this a Red-Cross Shield Bug, Elasmostethus cruciatus? Any ideas?

Podisus prob. brevispinus Phillips -- D. B. Thomas det.
Moved from Podisus.

Moved
Moved from Stink Bugs.

Moved
Moved from True Bugs.

Might be Podisus sp.
This might be a species of Podisus, but I can't be positive, either. The way the wings project beyond the abdomen, and the faint, dark stripe in the membrane, are characteristic of Podisus, though.

 
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No.
It looks more like this one to me
, but that's just a guess. I'm not even sure this isn't a stink bug. You can tell Shield Bugs and Stink Bugs apart by looking at the tarsi. Sheild Bugs have 2-segmented tarsi and Stink Bugs have 3-segmented tarsi.

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