The Italian Striped-Bug is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. Its bold red and black colours indicate that it is foul-tasting (aposematism).
Found mating in a nearby garden. These bugs are often found on the flowers of Apiaceae.
Commonly found across Southern Europe. To find out more about aposematism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aposematism...
Lat: 46.48, Long: 6.83
Spotted on Jun 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 16, 2012
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