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Bug of the Week - February 27, 2013

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Bug of the Week - February 27, 2013

Are you ready for another insect identification challenge? Here's your Bug of the Week. If you know what it is, post your answer in a comment. You'll get your accolades (if you are correct) next Wednesday, when I post the next challenge.

Kudos to Moni for correctly identifying the common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala). This brush-footed butterfly inhabits most of the United States and southern Canada.

Photo: Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org


February 27, 2013 at 9:23 am
(1) Gracia says:

It’s a stink bug!
-Gracia Mae Leone Age 7 Mantua, NJ

March 2, 2013 at 9:24 am
(2) Moni says:

Agree with Gracia, it is a stink bug, probably the red-banded stink bug – Piezodorus guildinii

Great job! Gracia!! A budding entomologist!

March 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm
(3) Becky says:


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