Subject: Art bug?
Location: Jordan Valley, Israel
March 29, 2015 12:30 am
I found this beauty on the front fender of an ATV while ona jeep trip in the Jordan Valley yesterday.
I took a picture and then let him go (a safe distance from the ATV).
I didn’t find anything on my morning research session, but I’ll keep trying. My main source of Israel Insect information is the Israel Insect World website http://israel-nature-site.com, but there are no photos of bug nymphs on it.
Signature: Ben from Israel
This is an immature Stink Bug in the family Pentatomidae, and based on its size, it is a very early instar. It is possible that its markings and coloration may change during each of its five instar phases, and it is also possible that there is great variation within a species. With all that said, we were unable to locate a species match during a quick internet search.