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i cant belive im actually posting a stink bug - Apoecilus bracteatus

i cant belive im actually posting a stink bug - Apoecilus bracteatus
Wolf Creek, Josephine County, Oregon, USA
October 16, 2009
Size: oh about 5/8 in
this bug was walking across the deck this afternoon and he is a different stink bug than ive ever seen
he actually has more of a green cast than shows in the picture..like he has changed from a green stink bug to a bright colored one..is this like something they do in the fall perhaps or at maturity? ive lived here 56 years and never saw one this colors before..

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i cant belive im actually posting a stink bug - Apoecilus bracteatus i cant belive im actually posting a stink bug - Apoecilus bracteatus

Apoecilus bracteatus -- D.B. Thomas det.
His comment: "It's most interesting that it was green in life (the specimen in the picture is obviously dead). Inasmuch as I have only seen dead mounted specimens it had not occurred to me that they could be green in life. Loxa spp. are mostly yellow when dead but almost always green when alive, but they are plant feeders. The green pigment in insects that turns yellow in death is insectiverdin. It is very intriguing (to me) that it is found in a predatory insect."

[Told you this might be a nice bug! Eddie, pls keep an eye out for them, & post more pix. =v=]

Moved from Stink Bugs.

 
nonono
he was alive, and walking when i picked him up
and i released him alive, and he flew. he had a broken leg and he walked funny. but could fly. thanks v belov for taking the time..if i see another ill grab it.

 
thanks--
i forwarded your comment to Don Thomas

Moved
Moved from Frass.

Frassed
Moved from Stink Bugs.

check Apoecilus, but i'm not sure at all
ventral shot would help a lot -- and a sharper view of the pronotum & head

 
rats..
i had no idea of what you wanted or needed and let it go.
ill just delete him
or you can send to frass.

 
this may be an interesting bug -- why frass????????
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