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Turqoise Shield Bug

Edessa sp.


Today, April 21, is World Hemiptera Day. So in keeping with that I’m posting this beautiful Hemiptera, a Shield Bug, also called Stink Bug. This is in the true “Bug” family and is a striking turquoise color with yellow legs and underside. The points of its pronotum are black as are the tips of its wings. The upper parts of its wings are a dark gray with yellow veins.


Photographed at night on a blade of grass on the edge of a village in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador (240 masl).


This is very similar to Edessa rufomarginata but the upper wings are a different color so I will have to leave the specific name unknown.

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Tukup 5 months ago

Thanks Ingrid. For a change I found a cooperative bug. I got literally dozens of good shots from all angles. It was still there in the morning so I got some daylight shots too, but the night time pictures are much sharper.

Ingrid3 5 months ago

Such GREAT viewing angels!!!

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Pastaza, Ecuador

Spotted on Mar 10, 2020
Submitted on Apr 21, 2021

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