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Striped Shieldbug

Graphosoma lineatum

Description:

The Striped Shieldbug is easily identified. It is a black bug with five distinct red lines on the pronotum. Or the other way around if you want... On the underside the Striped Shieldbug is red as well, but here it has black spots, not lines.

Habitat:

The Striped Shieldbug is a Mediterranean species originally. It favours dry, sandy soils.

Notes:

Even though it is closely related to the Green Stinkbug and other foul smelling bugs, the Striped Shieldbug rather smells like apples.

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Portugal

Lat: 39.47, Long: -8.47

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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