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Shield Bug

Loxa flavicollis


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.


In a garden

2 Species ID Suggestions

Voddy 11 years ago
Green shield bug
Palomena prasina Green shield bug
gatorfellows 11 years ago
Shield Bug
Loxa flavicollis Species Loxa flavicollis - BugGuide.Net

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gatorfellows 11 years ago

Green Stink Bugs in the US Canada and Mexico are called Chinavia hilaris It has a blunter nose.
There is also a Southern Green Stink Bug called Nezara viridula It has a pointier snout but not the red horns as in your specimen.

ceherzog 11 years ago

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

Voddy 11 years ago

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

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Sarasota, Florida, USA

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

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