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giant shield bug

Lyramorpha sp.

Description:

Hemiptera: Tessaratomidae resemble large, shield / stink bugs (Pentatomidae).

Habitat:

Observed in a large semi-urban yard/garden next to a disturbed patch of remnant forest, in the equatorial tropics of northern New Guinea.

Notes:

A useful link including New Guinea species is here: http://www.heteroptera.fr/tessite/Lyramo...

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4 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier a year ago

Thanks fede1

fede1
fede1 a year ago

great spotting

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

Yes they are. Well, being where I am, I am limited to internet sources. As far as the typical Wikipedia article, this one is "beefier" than most. So other than what's listed at the end of the article in references and external links, and the Papua source I used, I haven't found much else, I'm sorry to say...

Latimeria
Latimeria 2 years ago

These Tessaratomids are super cool. Do you know of any good resources on them other than Wikipedia?

Indonesia

Lat: -2.56, Long: 140.50

Spotted on Sep 5, 2011
Submitted on Sep 7, 2011

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