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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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Immature True Bug

Hong Kong Shield Bug nymph

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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: New bombay, Maharashtra, Western ghats

2 Responses to Hong Kong Shield Bug nymph from India

  1. Siddharth says:

    thanks for the identification as an immature true bug I was able to find the exact species by refining my search. God damn it i always thought it was a beetle

    btw it is Erthesina fullo

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