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Must be a stinkbug - Tetyra bipunctata

Must be a stinkbug - Tetyra bipunctata
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
November 23, 2012
Size: 13mm
Found in discarded rug near garbage bin. Just curious: I thought it was an interesting looking beetle until it decided to let me know otherwise. ID possible? Should go to frass if of no particular interest. Thanks.

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Must be a stinkbug - Tetyra bipunctata Must be a stinkbug - Tetyra bipunctata Must be a stinkbug - Tetyra bipunctata

Tetyra bipunctata --det. J.E. Eger
Moved from Pachycorinae.

 
Thank you
Thanks for your effort to have the bug identified, and thank you, Dr. Eger, for doing it. Actually, using the early hint "Scutelleridae" and available images, I had already suspected Tetyra bipunctata as a likely candidate. Maybe one of the dorsal images should go to Frass.

a glimpse at the ventral side of the head & thorax might help id
Moved from ID Request.

 
Too bad -
I am a novice with this kind of bug. Next time I know what to do. This one should perhaps be frassed.

 
no problem...
this is a lovely shot, so i'd rather keep it for the time being -- hope you're able to find the bug again and take more conclusive pics

'stinkbug' in the broad sense
Looks more like Scutelleridae.

 
Thank you
I just went by the odor! Oddly enough the bug did not emit it when I touched it, but as I put a ruler next to it to measure, it raised its entire body and....

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