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Stink Bug - Podisus serieventris

Stink Bug - Podisus serieventris
Flat Tops Wilderness, White River Nat'l Forest, Eagle County, Colorado, USA
September 8, 2008
Size: 10mm
Found at 9650 ft. elevation.
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Moved from Apateticus lineolatus.

I've spent some time on this one, I'm fairly certain it is Podisus serieventris. I took a very similar looking one from northern Arizona that I thought was A. lineolatus as well. In that third photo, we can see between the hind coxae. If this were A. lineolatus, there would be a large spine protruding between them, much like in P. maculiventris. This has the short spine and leg coloring that match serieventris.

Apateticus lineolatus [although not known from Colorado!]
Joe Eger det.

Moved from Podisus.

These guys are still predatory though, right?
Just looking at the rostrum, it seems pretty robust.

sure, and closely related to Podisus

Moved from ID Request.

any all-important ventral shots?

Not Exactly
Just one semi-head-on from underneath. This guy was not cooperative.
I'm very happy with a genus if it comes to that. Thanks.

you may be happy alright, but...
...please keep in mind that my own happiness is also a major factor at play -- and the 'partial ventral' shot you've added is a good way to ensure it :-]
(now i can show the pix to a specialist and expect a name)

That black line where the wing membranes meet...
Makes me think Podisus too...

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