Beetle Identification

Asked August 14, 2019, 1:42 PM EDT

Could you please help me identify this beetle and suggest how to get rid of it? It was on my sea holly and in my neighbors yard on her coneflowers.

Douglas County Colorado

1 Response

This looks like the Conchuela, which is one of the stink bugs. See https://agrilife.org/extensionento/insects/conchuela-stink-bug/ for some details. The coloration on these is quite variable - yours is a bit greener than is typical.