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Shield-backed Bug

Diolcus chrysorrhoeus

Description:

It looked quite bland on first glance, but in the right light it shone metallic green. It also had one black spot on each side of its body. chrysorrhoeus = 'oozing gold'

Habitat:

Sandy pine and oak forest on a small shrub

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Doren B
Doren B 5 years ago

This is one of the Shield-backed Bugs (Scutelleridae). It may be Diolcus chrysorrhoeus, but several of the bugs in this family are marked with those prominent spots on the sides of the scutellum.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/95847

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2015
Submitted on Jul 4, 2015

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