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Florida Predatory Stinkbug Nymphs

Euthyrhynchus floridanus


It was almost sunset and this group of Pentatomid nymphs had come together to spend the night in a tight little circle - like a wagon train around a campfire. While taking pictures of them, they began to disperse somewhat but came back together when we left. There were 3 or 4 other nymphs on distant leaves heading for the group. They were about 1 cm long each, metallic blue with red on the abdomen. Family Pentatomidae.


Heavy shrubbery along the highway between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, km 11.5, 865 meters.

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Florida Predatory Stink Bug (nymph)
Euthyrhynchus floridanus Florida predatory stink bug - Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Linnaeus)

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LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Thank you Karen and Mayra :)

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow!!! Great series!!

KarenL 8 years ago

Lovely series! I've removed this from the Brooding Behavior mission as there is no adult exhibiting parental care here.

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Thank you dotun for your kind comment. We are all uniquely blessed indeed, your spottings are fabulous!

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Thank you Bill :)

dotun55 8 years ago

Exotic colors! I admire the remarkable finds you've been sharing lately, just the way you admire the moths :)
That is to say that we're all blessed with unique bio-diversity.

beaker98 8 years ago

Love these! Awesome series!

I changed my username.

Oh it's nothing.

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Thank you FloppityFlippity! :)

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Thank you so much Jacob, the adult is so different! I haven't seen it yet but now I know what to look for. I saw these preying on leaf hoppers the same day. I'll put it up next so that the prey record can be included. I'm sure they'll eat any bug they can catch!

I am Jakubo's Brother. I think that's awesome.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Fantastic, Lauren!! Despite their common name and what can be implied from their species name, this stink bug is found in Mexico.

Spotted by

Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 12, 2013
Submitted on Aug 24, 2013

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