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Jewel Bug or Lychee Shield Bug

Chrysocoris stolli


Scutelleridae is a family of true bugs. They are commonly known as jewel bugs or metallic shield bugs due to their often brilliant coloration. They are also known as shield-backed bugs due to the enlargement of the last section of their thorax into a continuous shield over the abdomen and wings. This latter characteristic distinguishes them from most other families within Heteroptera, and may lead to misidentification as a beetle rather than a bug. These insects feed on plant juices from a variety of different species, including some commercial crops. Closely related to stink bugs, they may also produce an offensive odour when disturbed. There are around 450 species worldwide.


I think this is either a Shield Bug or a Jewel Bug...

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 12 years ago
Lychee Shield Bug
Chrysocoris stollii File:Chrysocoris stollii top.jpg

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pamsai 12 years ago

thanks Gerardo, Maria and Alice for your nice comments...

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Very Nice!

pamsai 12 years ago

thanks Bayucca for the ID and all the links...

Maria dB
Maria dB 12 years ago

nice series!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

Wonderful series :)

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Nov 28, 2011
Submitted on May 6, 2012

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