Subject: Identifying bug
Location: SW Florida
October 24, 2015 8:06 am
I am SO thankful for this site! I have found this bug on my farm that I’m hoping you can identify for me.
Thanks so much!
Signature: Adam

Shield Bug

Shield Bug

Dear Adam,
We quickly identified your Shield Bug in the family Scutelleridae as
Orsilochides guttata thanks to images posted to BugGuide where the host plants are listed as ” Ipomoea pes-caprae (Convolvulaceae), Croton capitatus (Euphorbiaceae)” and the type locality of Georgia indicates it is a native species.  It is also pictured on the Central Florida Critter of the Day site.

Location: Florida

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