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Arma custos - somewhat teneral Freshly moulted imago resulting from the nymph below. Images of nymph and imago were shot about 3 hours apart.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53211/arma_custos_-_l5_nearly_done.html" title="Arma custos - L5 nearly done"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/53211_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=GYkqKKokEblwfxDEoY0z4tODpoQ%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="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): https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53213/arma_custos_l5_ventral.html<br />
Resulting imago, only a few hours later: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53214/arma_custos_somewhat_teneral.html Arma,Arma custos,Asopinae,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Nymph,Pentatomidae" /></a></figure><br />
Ventral view of same bug here:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53212/arma_custos_-_ventral.html" title="Arma custos - ventral"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/53212_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=YPAVZI5R8fzx17lhI%2BMGfdBxPQs%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Arma custos - ventral Ventral view of Arma custos imago below:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53214/arma_custos_somewhat_teneral.html Arma,Arma custos,Asopinae,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Pentatomidae,Teneral" /></a></figure>  Arma,Arma custos,Asopinae,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Pentatomidae,Teneral Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Arma custos - somewhat teneral

Freshly moulted imago resulting from the nymph below. Images of nymph and imago were shot about 3 hours apart.

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): https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53213/arma_custos_l5_ventral.html<br />
Resulting imago, only a few hours later: https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53214/arma_custos_somewhat_teneral.html Arma,Arma custos,Asopinae,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Nymph,Pentatomidae

Ventral view of same bug here:
Arma custos - ventral Ventral view of Arma custos imago below:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/53214/arma_custos_somewhat_teneral.html Arma,Arma custos,Asopinae,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,Pentatomidae,Teneral

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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.