Unknown Hemipteran Nymph from New Guinea

little beauty
September 14, 2010
I don’t have any questions, but thought you might like these pictures.  Honestly, pictures do not do this guy justice.  He is fluorescent  blue, green, purple … amazing!
Eastern Highlands
Papua New Guinea

Unknown Hemipteran Nymph

Hi Sharon,
We can’t help but wonder if you don’t have any questions because you know what species this is or because you don’t care what species this is.  This appears to the the immature nymph, probably an early instar, of a Hemipteran, probably a Stink Bug in the family Pentatomidae or a Shield Bug in the family Scutelleridae.  We hope we are able to correctly identify it using the internet.

Unknown Hemipteran Nymph
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