Length: insect in image 9.5 mm
The Florida Predatory Stink Bug is found not only in its namesake state, but also as far north as Maryland, west to Texas, and south to Bolivia. In the central part of its range the females have the apex of the head reddish. (shown). Elsewhere this sexual differences is subtle or absent. In some areas the species is an important predator of Colorado Potato Beetles. Overall, this subfamily is considered economically beneficial, consuming the larvae of defoliating Coleoptera and Lepidoptera.
Photo location: Selva Negra, Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
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