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Shield Bug

Loxa flavicollis

Description:

I found this insect upside down on a rail and thought it was dead. I turned it over and it started moving. A species of shield bug, I presume.

Habitat:

In a garden

2 Species ID Suggestions

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago
Green shield bug
Palomena prasina Green shield bug
Shield Bug
Loxa flavicollis Species Loxa flavicollis - BugGuide.Net


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3 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Green Stink Bugs in the US Canada and Mexico are called Chinavia hilaris http://bugguide.net/node/view/9066 It has a blunter nose.
There is also a Southern Green Stink Bug called Nezara viridula
http://bugguide.net/node/view/19047 It has a pointier snout but not the red horns as in your specimen.

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Team Brinez 1, thanks for your suggestion but does that species occur in the US in Florida?

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

Yes, i would a agree that it is a species of shield bug.

ceherzog
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ceherzog

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 12, 2012
Submitted on Oct 12, 2012

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