Baby green shield bug


Sometimes you can look up a bug in every book you have and still fail to find it. Next move is Google when you find that bugs come in different incarnations as they mature. Most general identification books only illustrate mature bugs, but I managed to find a great chart of all the stages of shield bugs. Each stage is called an instar. This green shield bug is a 1st instar.



This is a 4th instar …








… and this is the adult, which is in all my identification books.

~ by janerc on November 5, 2010.

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