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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Dec 9, 2015 3:21 PM CST
I saw this guy sitting on the pavers in front of our door and I took a picture. The folks over on the BBB forum thought it was cool and I began to wonder what it was. I had never seen a bug with that coloration or pattern.

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Dec 9, 2015 3:52 PM CST
It's a true bug, and it looks like Tetyra bipunctata ..

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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
Dec 9, 2015 5:12 PM CST
Thanks! I think he's pretty cool!
Moderator of the best forum on ATP, the Butterflies, Bees, and Birds forum!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Dec 9, 2015 5:17 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. All bugs are cool. Hilarious!
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Dec 9, 2015 6:34 PM CST
Hurray! A very handsome (and cool) bug indeed. Thumbs up Smiling
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