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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.

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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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