Predatory Stink Bug
Perillus exaptus

stink bug
Mating pair in the Jordanelle wetlands in Wasatch County, Utah © Carol Davis, 7-3-2011

Perillus exaptus
I could not get in close to these bugs to get a good shot of the male. When I got a little braver and moved the leaves
to position the camera, they both dropped to the ground (a practice that is prevalent in the "bug kingdom" -  when
in trouble, drop!)  This is the only pair of this species I have found in Utah, but now I know where they live :)
© Carol Davis, 7-3-2011

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