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Spotted Shield Bug

Pachycoris torridus


Green with yellow spots on back, metallic green underneath. About 1 cm long (compare to fingertip in photo).


Cloud forest (in small town)


This lovely creature is not a beetle per se (Order Coleoptera), but rather is a True Bug (Order Hemiptera; familyScutelleridae--the Shield-backed Bugs). Nonetheless, I've added it to Beetles of Costa Rica mission because it looks a lot like a beetle, and other sightings of it are there.

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tmvdh a year ago

it would be great if you could add this spottings (and other of insects from Costa Rica) to the mission "Insects of Costa Rica":

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Spotted by

Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 11, 2018
Submitted on Mar 2, 2019

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