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Arma custos - L5 nearly done Last instar nymph of Shield Bug species Arma custos, only hours before shedding into adulthood.<br />
Ventral view of the same nymph here (note the strong rostrum of this predatory species): <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53213/arma_custos_l5_ventral.html" title="Arma custos L5 ventral"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/53213_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1574899210&Signature=33FIJIfeY%2BBmfAglQLxMGHiucdU%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Arma custos L5 ventral Ventral view of Arma custos nymph in image below. Note the very broad/strong rostrum used for attacking and holding other invertebrates, sometimes larger than the bug itself, that this species preys on.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53211/arma_custos_l5.html  Arma,Arma custos,Asopinae,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Nymph,Pentatomidae,nl: Snuitkeverschildwants" /></a></figure><br />
Resulting imago, only a few hours later: <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53214/arma_custos_-_somewhat_teneral.html" title="Arma custos - somewhat teneral"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/53214_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1574899210&Signature=GQoJy45tXdLn1Z6pr889gM18iII%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Arma custos - somewhat teneral Freshly moulted imago resulting from the nymph below. Images of nymph and imago were shot about 3 hours apart.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53211/arma_custos_l5.html<br />
Ventral view of same bug here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53212/arma_custos_ventral.html  Arma,Arma custos,Asopinae,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Pentatomidae,Teneral,nl: Snuitkeverschildwants" /></a></figure> Arma,Arma custos,Asopinae,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Nymph,Pentatomidae,nl: Snuitkeverschildwants Click/tap to enlarge

Arma custos - L5 nearly done

Last instar nymph of Shield Bug species Arma custos, only hours before shedding into adulthood.
Ventral view of the same nymph here (note the strong rostrum of this predatory species):

Arma custos L5 ventral Ventral view of Arma custos nymph in image below. Note the very broad/strong rostrum used for attacking and holding other invertebrates, sometimes larger than the bug itself, that this species preys on.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53211/arma_custos_l5.html  Arma,Arma custos,Asopinae,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Nymph,Pentatomidae,nl: Snuitkeverschildwants

Resulting imago, only a few hours later:
Arma custos - somewhat teneral Freshly moulted imago resulting from the nymph below. Images of nymph and imago were shot about 3 hours apart.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53211/arma_custos_l5.html<br />
Ventral view of same bug here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53212/arma_custos_ventral.html  Arma,Arma custos,Asopinae,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Pentatomidae,Teneral,nl: Snuitkeverschildwants

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Arma custos is a stink bug in the Pentatomidae family.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Aug 21, 2017.