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Black Watermelon Bug

Coridius viduatus

Description:

about 1.3 cm in length, black with some reddish coloring under wings

Habitat:

spotted on the leaves of an aubergine plant in my desert garden; a pest on all melon plants including the Desert Gourd (Citrullus colocynthis)

Notes:

aka Melon Bug

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3 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

Found the ID, I believe.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

That's what I thought, too, Gaby3. I'm trying to track down info on species in Egypt.

Gaby3
Gaby3 5 years ago

Looks like a type of stink bug (Pentatomidae), but I'm not familiar enough with Egypt critters to make an ID.

Bernadette S
Spotted by
Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Mar 31, 2017
Submitted on Apr 14, 2017

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