Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

you’re so 80’s you probably have a banana clip


Calling all science friends near and far: please help identify this fashionably retro beetle. Maybe someone crafty could fashion a mini boom box.


6 responses

  1. Sorry, Melissa, can’t help you with this one. :-)

    September 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

  2. allmycke

    No idea – but it sure looks terrifying. I bet no bird or other predator dares touching it because of those black and yellow stripes.

    September 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

  3. species murgantia??? a nymph, maybe??? that’s my best approximation…

    September 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm

  4. I couldn’t find a match in my Beetles Field Guide (from Peterson), but that doesn’t mean it’s not in there. It might be a stink bug rather than a beetle. You could post it on and have an answer in a couple hours (or less).

    September 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

  5. It could be one of these:

    September 18, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    • melissakoski

      This looks like the perfect match! Thanks so much-I always appreciate your intelligence!

      September 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm


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