Subject: Silver beetle with gold spots
Location: New bombay, Maharashtra, Western ghats
December 21, 2013 10:31 pm
Hey found this one at my workplace just around the time monsoon was setting in.
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This is not a beetle, but rather an immature True Bug in the suborder Heteroptera, possibly a Stink Bug in the family Pentatomidae. Nymphs can often be very difficult to identify to the species level even when the adult is easily recognizable.
Update: Hong Kong Shield Bug nymph
Thanks to a comment by the submitter who was able to continue research based on our response, we now know that this is a Hong Kong Shield Bug nymph, Erthesina fullo, and we located a photo on website dedicated to Hong Kong insects.