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Predatory Pentatomid? - Oplomus dichrous

Predatory Pentatomid? - Oplomus dichrous
Lower Carr Canyon, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
October 2, 2009
Size: 11 mm

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female Oplomus dichrous (Herrich-Schäffer)
Donald Thomas det.

HA! nice addition, folks!

Moved from Predatory Stink Bugs.

I don't mind being wrong in this case:-)

Eric must be right --
...and the colorful ones are incredibly variable indeed; will show around

Moved from ID Request.

See, I knew it was different
Of course, I had the benefit of seeing both species as specimen and alive.

The tooth on the front femur helps me decide if it is a predatory one. Probably a species of Perillus, probably 'just' another variation of P. bioculatus. Nice find!

The underside looks very different
so maybe it's a different sp after all

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