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battle between a beetle and a caterpillar - Alcaeorrhynchus grandis

battle between a beetle and a caterpillar - Alcaeorrhynchus grandis
Old Myakka, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
June 2, 2010
Size: Dime-size
I'm more curious about the beetle then I am the caterpillar, but can anyone identify them both? The beetle was attacking the caterpillar by biting it in the rear with his longish dark snout.

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Caterpillar of the Pink-striped Oakworm, Anisota virginiensis
Caterpillar of the Pink-striped Oakworm, Anisota virginiensis

The "beetle" looks like ...
Florida Predatory Stink Bug (Euthyrhynchus floridanus) Nymph


This is what they look like all grown up:

 
hmmmm.....I donno
We have those predatory stinkbugs all over the place.

I don't think this is one (even a younger version?) but I def could be wrong. The picture I took is true to color.

 
Try this
I think that Alcaeorrhynchus grandis (Giant Strong-nosed Stink Bug) might be right. http://bugguide.net/node/view/33917/bgimage

 
Oops!
And this is why I should wear my glasses when sitting at the computer ... Thanks for the correction.

 
YAH!
That's it! Thanks you guys! There's even an image with a caterpillar. Bugs are fun.

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