Lyramorpha cf. maculifer
A "giant shield bug" (Tessaratomidae: Lyramorpha) demonstrating brooding behavior (with newly hatched nymphs; some eggs visible), for which they are known. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessaratomi...
This spotting on a guava (Psidium sp.) tree in a large semi-urban yard/garden next to a disturbed patch of remnant forest.
See also spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/699... For a similar photo of brooding behavior (with a clutch of eggs) by a related species, see this spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/712...
Lat: -2.56, Long: 140.50
Spotted on Aug 27, 2011
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011
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