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Beetles on my rhubarb flower?

 
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One of my rhubarb plants sent up a lovely bloom and I wanted to see how it tasted, but these guys were all over it.  Any suggestions as to what they are?  

(I should have knocked them off and taken the flower anyway, but the slugs were out in full force and I was just really done with the animal kingdom by that point...)
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My best guess and using what appears to be a double hump on it's back/shoulders to help me identify is it may be a variety of leaf footed bug or heteroptera coreidae.
 
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yep, true bugs of some sort. Hemiptera.
 
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Squash bugs pre-gaming. Little punks.
 
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One of the many shield bugs indeed.
 
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