I've lived in Spanish Fork all my life and have never seen a beetle like this before...and they're suddenly all over our yard! The adults are about 1/3" long. They are either yellow-green or blue-green on their backs, with a small band of light tan (almost white) all the way around the outside edge. They don't fly. We find them usually running across the driveway and I've found a few in the flower gardens as I'm weeding.



These are stinkbugs (family pentatomidal chlorochroa).  They don't have wings for the first few enstars (stages of development).  The last time they molt, they will have wings.

Posted on 9 Jul 2008

Pat Fugal
Horticulture Assistant, Master Gardner, Utah County

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