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Red-shouldered Stink Bug - Thyanta custator

Red-shouldered Stink Bug - Thyanta custator
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
September 11, 2006
Size: 3/8 inch

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Thyanta custator spinosa
I believe this could be T. custator spinosa, not accerra.


Moved from Thyanta.

Thyanta custator accerra McAtee
Joe Eger det.

Moved from Stink Bugs.

Not Podi*sus
my guess would be Thyanta sp..
Many show the pale, somewhat granular spotting of the elytra, and dark mottling of the wing membrane.

Moved from True Bugs.

Yes, family Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs), probably Podisus maculiventris (Spined Soldier Bug).

Mine is green, why are most of the images on google show it to be brown/tan?


Good question. Among the possibilities (listed in order of their declining likelihood) would be: your specimen is a teneral which had not yet achieved its ultimate coloration; the coloration is a result of local variation; the coloration is due to it being a closely related species, but not the one specified.

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