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Spiny Brown Pod Bug

Gralliclava horrens horrens


Horned and spiky looking coreid bug, about 10mm in length (excluding antennae), found on Centrosema molle (Butterfly Pea) plant. Gralliclava horrens (Dohrn, 1860) syn. Clavigralla horrens (Dohrn). A pod-sucking bug. Its relative, the spiny brown bug Clavigralla tomentosicollis is one of the most important pests of pigeon peas in Eastern Africa. Gralliclava horrens is a widespread and common species, distributed in the Oriental region, from Sri Lanka, India, southern China and Taiwan southwards and eastwards to the lesser Sunda Islands. There are two subspecies, one restricted to Palawan (Philippines) - Gralliclava horrens palawanensis. The other one, Gralliclava horrens horrens also occurs in the Philippines (except Palawan).


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Laguna, Philippines

Lat: 14.33, Long: 121.09

Spotted on Jan 8, 2013
Submitted on Jan 16, 2013

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