Subject: Blue and pink (Beetle?) in Vancouver, BC
Location: Vancouver BC – garden insect
October 8, 2016 5:09 pm
Hi This is a small beetle (about 1/3 inch long). It is sitting on my house fence in Vancouver BC. I am curious to know what it is as I’ve not seen one before.
Based on this BugGuide image, this Stink Bug nymph is in the genus Chlorochroa. According to BugGuide: “19 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area [10 spp. reach Canada]” and “most species broadly oval, green to brownish or almost black, with pale whitish or yellow margin on pronotum and elytra; scutellum long & triangular, sometimes with 3 callosities (bumps) along base, and the tip usually pale or contrasting in color; membrane at apex of forewing often clear or translucent.” We believe they may be Conchuela Bug nymphs, Chlorochroa ligata.