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Gonocerus insidiator

Gonocerus insidiator


Nymph. G. insidiator belongs to the Coreidae family, in the Hemiptera order. The body length reaches between 10-15 mm. From the head protrude two long and strong antennae with four segments. The eyes are also protruding. They feed sucking sap from the host plants, mainly Pistacia lentiscus (lentisco) and citrics.


Riverine woods


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/160 sec. f/32 ISO Speed Rating: 300. Focal Length: 90.0 mm.

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arlanda 6 years ago

I agree

Smith'sZoo 6 years ago

what a sweet little bug...

arlanda 6 years ago

Yuriana, I have not found information why G. insidiator is called that way. Insidiator means "One who lies in ambush" so I guess that this is the way this insect hunts, but it is only an assumption

arlanda 6 years ago

You are right, Ashish, It is a nymph;)

YurianaMartínez 6 years ago

why is the species called insidiator?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago


Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.69

Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 25, 2012

Spotted for mission

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