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Photo#181377
unknown - Proxys punctulatus

unknown - Proxys punctulatus
st. pete, pinellas County, Florida, USA
May 8, 2008
Size: .75 inch
ID on the red parasite???

Images of this individual: tag all
unknown - Proxys punctulatus unknown - Proxys punctulatus unknown - Proxys punctulatus

Oops!!!!
After my photo was Identified by scientific name, I was looking up the common name for this animal when I noticed that all the other images of this stink bug have a red dot in this same spot....so it's not a parasite after all!

 
Ocellus.
The red dot is one of two ocelli, the simple eyes most insects possess.

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