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Ground Bug

Spilostethus pandurus

Description:

17mm

Habitat:

On Giant Indian Milkweed Calotropis gigantea

Notes:

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
bayucca 8 years ago
Ground Bug
Spilostethus pandurus Spilostethus pandurus


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2 Comments

LennyWorthington
LennyWorthington 8 years ago

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

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Lygaeidae, Lygaeinae, Spilostethus pandurus. Should also be found in Thailand.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:L...
Right place, right bug, but wrong ID, this is not a Red Cotton Bug, which is Dysdercus, a Pyrrhocoridae.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8774567@N04...
Your nymph:
http://insectes.lecolebuissonniere.eu/_w...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49869335@N0...
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photo...
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photo...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43272765@N0...
Lygaeus kalmii is a US species, but indeed very similar, but yet slightly different in the markings:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/460

LennyWorthington
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จังหวัดชัยภูมิ, Thailand

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

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