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Anchor Stink Bug - Stiretrus anchorago The markings and color of this species are highly variable, but are distinguishable from other predatory pentatomids by the large U-shaped scutellum, which almost reaches to the tip of the abdomen.<br />
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These stink bugs feed on the larvae of insects, such as beetles, butterflies, and moths.<br />
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Anchor Stink Bug - Stiretrus anchorago

The markings and color of this species are highly variable, but are distinguishable from other predatory pentatomids by the large U-shaped scutellum, which almost reaches to the tip of the abdomen.

These stink bugs feed on the larvae of insects, such as beetles, butterflies, and moths.

Spotted in a rural garden.

    comments (4)

  1. With most stinkbugs being relatively dull, this one puts the rest to shame! Posted 4 years ago
    1. It was the fanciest one I’ve ever seen in person! Posted 4 years ago
  2. The most beautiful stink bug I've seen on our coast! Wow!!! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Agreed! Posted 4 years ago

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''Stiretrus anchorago'', the anchor stink bug, is a species of predatory stink bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is found in Central America and North America.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Aug 6, 2018. Captured Aug 5, 2018 08:12 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm