Shield Bug from Brazil

Subject: Our black/orange friend from São Paulo, Brazil
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
April 9, 2016 4:14 pm
We really would like to identify our little friend from the image.
Photo taken in São Paulo, Brazil.
Signature: David Lynch

Shield Bug:  Pachycoris torridus
Shield Bug: Pachycoris torridus

Dear David,
We quickly located a Shield Bug on Insetologia that greatly resembles your individual, but it is green instead of black.  We tried researching that name, and we found this image on FlickR that looks like a very good match.  Images on Biodiversidade Teresopolis indicate this is a highly variable species.  This image on FlickR documents the maternal behavior of some species in the family.

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