hatching shield bugs
May 6, 2010
Hope the Mothers Day trip was great, you certainly deserve the time off. Hope also that you like this shot of hatching Predatory (also called Glossy) Shield Bugs. The fluoro ones will quickly harden off to match their slightly older siblings and go onto to fulfill their role of predator on caterpillars and the like. They are considered an important predator of agricultural pests.
Thanks for sending the great photo of hatchling Predatory Shield Bugs. Can you provide a species name?
They are Cermatulus nasalis
Nymphs can be very difficult to identify properly.