Green and Red Insect - Immature beetle?? - Euthyrhynchus floridanus
Durham, North Carolina, USA
August 27, 2004
I found this insect crawling on my back deck. The photograph is not very good and does not adequately show the insect's colors. It's head and thorax were a metallic pine green with three of the same color spots on the abdomen. The perimeter of the abdomen had green spots.
I am guessing that this is some form of immature beetle due to the absence of elytra. Can someone identify?