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Green and Red Insect - Immature beetle?? - Euthyrhynchus floridanus

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?
Melody McFarland

Yes, stinkbug (Euthyrhynchus), hello Melody!
Yes, that is the Florida Predatory Stinkbug, Euthyrhynchus floridanus. I don't think anything else looks like it. Good find, I have just found it twice in the Triangle area--one nymph at Mason Farm in Chapel Hill, and one adult at the Northern Durham Center near Treyburn last fall.

I hope you are doing well and that I'll see you out in the field sometime this fall. We've had several insect-oriented trips for New Hope Audubon Society last year. I've been busy with family duties and have been out of the loop lately, so I'm not sure what's up. We do have the member's potluck and slideshow next Thursday, September 2, 6:30 p.m., Totten Center, North Carolina Botanical Garden. I'm hoping to bring some recent digital photos of insects from the Triangle. The website will be updated soon (as I get to it):
New Hope Audubon Society.

Good to know you are still in the area and still insect-watching.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

immature stink bug
We live in the southern part of North Carolina and we just found a whole nest of these little bugs. My husband thought they were cool so I had to find out what they were. Thanks for the info!

Immature bug
This is an immature true bug. I would say an immature pentatomid, perhaps the same as this one:

I believe the darker spots on the red abdomen are the stink glands.

Found in Norfolk Virginia
I found a group of 20 of these on the site of my trash can 6/19/13 I moved them to my garden apparently there range now includes Virginia.