|Monarch caterpillars - Ethan Welch|
|Orange wing showing - Becky Arnoldy|
|Anchor Stink Bugs dining on Monarch cat - Holly Welch|
|Mike Quinn CC|
These stink bugs ought to be called chameleon bugs as their colors and patterns are so varied as to be unrecognizable. This Bugguide page shows what a wide range of colors and patterns they present.
In addition to the wide variety of colors and patterns, they look different in shape as they pass through their 5 instars (molts) before achieving winged adulthood. I think that Holly's specimen is one of the late instars.
|ASB on Monarch cat - Ken Christison|
Thanks to Master Naturalists Holly Welch and Becky Arnoldy for their photographs.
More details on the Anchor Stink Bug is at this University of Florida site.