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!
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.