beautiful iridescent green stink bug with two orange spots on thorax-maybe Florida Predatory Stink bug?
July 15, 2009
I found this stink bug outside our back door on Friday, July 10, 2009 and thought it was so beautiful. I think it might be a Florida predatory Stink bug as I have seen some pictures of them that look kind of like this. I found one last summer, however, that looked a lot different than this one. Is this one a Florida Predatory Stink Bug? Thanks for any help you can give me. And again, thanks for such a wonderful website. I come back here several times a day to look at all the wonderful pictures.
Seymour (just south of Knoxville), Tennessee
You are absolutely correct. This is a Florida Predatory Stink Bug, Euthyrhynchus floridanus. We also frequently get identification request for the brightly colored hatchlings. Because of its coloration, the Florida Predatory Stink Bug is sometimes called a Halloween Bug.