Florida Predatory Stink Bug Nymphs eat Cricket

Need info on this beetle.
Location: Statesville, NC
November 2, 2010 6:40 am
My son is a Cub Scout and we have to do some research on an animal, plant or insect that lives off of another source of food. He wanted to do this one seeing as though we found these on the outside of our home. What are these? I can’t seem to locate them anywhere…I personally love the skull on their backs, although I am not sure if that is truly what the design is. Any help would be great!
Signature: Thank you, Nikki

Florida Predatory Stink Bug Nymphs eat Cricket

Hi Nikki,
These are not beetles.  They are immature Florida Predatory Stink Bugs and they are eating a Cricket.  As they mature, these Stink Bugs will stop hunting in a pack.

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