Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#557023
Beetle on a Bladder Pod - Murgantia histrionica

Beetle on a Bladder Pod - Murgantia histrionica
Huntington Beach, California, USA
August 3, 2011
Size: 1/4 to 1/2 inch
I found this beetle on a Bladder Pod plant at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands Preserve

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Stink Bug
Glossy like a beetle, but actually a bug, family Pentatomidae. I don't know the California species, but it resembles the Harlequin Bugs we have in the East.

 
yes, Murgantia histrionica; common across the US
see(1)

 
I see
I see by looking at the "Data tab" that there are California records for the Harlequin Bug.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.