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Red-shouldered Stink Bugs (mating) - Thyanta custator - male - female

Red-shouldered Stink Bugs (mating) - Thyanta custator - Male Female
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
May 26, 2006

ID confirmed by D. B. Thomas: T. custator (Fabricius )
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Green Stink Bug
I've never heard that common name before. Anyhow it is a green stink bug in the family Pentatomidae. The ones here in West Virginia are mostly in the genus Acrosternum, but there are several genera containing green stink bugs, and those of you in SC & FL have more than the rest of us.

--Stephen

Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV
www.stephencresswell.com

 
Southern Green Stink Bug (aka Green Vegetable Bug)
Yeah, if you research it, this bug is also known in some countries as the Green Vegetable Bug.

 
Not Acrosternum.
I do not believe that Acrosternum ever has a red stripe across its shoulders. Some Thyanta species, however....:-)

 
Red-shouldered Stink Bug
I did notice the stripes, but still wasn't sure. Thanks for your help.

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