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Stinkbug - Stiretrus anchorago

Stinkbug - Stiretrus anchorago
Gainesville, Florida, USA
September 29, 2004
On Bidens. Resembles Stephen's Stiretrus (below), which I gather is highly variable. What do you think?

Hi Hannah! Can see why this is a favorite. Beautiful shot and great-looking bug! Sandy&Lloyd

Awesome photos. Thanks for sh
Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Hannah, Looks like a match to
Hannah, Looks like a match to me. How to Know the True Bugs concentrates on the pronotum: "A broad dark central pronotal stripe, with a large pale area posteriorly on either side, the pale patch containing one to three spots." The authors could have had your example in hand as they wrote that!

I love that your photo shows some of the bug's body, below the wing covers, and there are polka-dots there too! Nice photo.


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

Thanks -
I like the polka-dots too!