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Ground Bug

Spilostethus pandurus




On Giant Indian Milkweed Calotropis gigantea


Thanks bayucca for the correct I.D. This is very common here in Thailand. I have only seen it on Indian Milkweed which is also a common "weed" here.Most Milkweed plants have this bug at all times of the year.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 6 years ago
Ground Bug
Spilostethus pandurus Spilostethus pandurus

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LennyWorthington 6 years ago

Thanx Bayucca
I will be posting two Ground Beetles soon
I would welcome your help

bayucca 6 years ago

Lygaeidae, Lygaeinae, Spilostethus pandurus. Should also be found in Thailand.
Right place, right bug, but wrong ID, this is not a Red Cotton Bug, which is Dysdercus, a Pyrrhocoridae.
Your nymph:
Lygaeus kalmii is a US species, but indeed very similar, but yet slightly different in the markings:

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จังหวัดชัยภูมิ, Thailand

Spotted on Dec 19, 2013
Submitted on Dec 20, 2013

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