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Harlequin cabbage bug (nymph)

Murgantia histrionica

Description:

Small, about 2 cm long, very bright colors.

Habitat:

Semi tropical forest in the mexican Pacific coast.


1 Species ID Suggestions

Harlequin cabbage bug (nymph)
Murgantia histrionica Harlequin cabbage bug


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10 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

I think it is called Harlequin just for the colors because it didn't move fast.
Thank you Patty

patty
patty 6 years ago

Beautiful bug; I wonder if it moves and turns fast as to be called harlequin or just a color thing...Greetings and very nice spotting and picture Luis. =)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you Nuwan Chathuranga

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

You are right Sergio. They are really hard to spot.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

What I like most in these bugs/beetles is that they look very conspicuous in their shining colors, when you see them in a photo like this one, but they are so hard to see when they are in the bushes.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you Maria Pomsaharova for the ID and the link.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Thank you SatyenMehta

MariaPomsaharova
MariaPomsaharova 6 years ago

Luis, I love the series. This little buggie is so cute :)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Cool !!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Lovely!

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Lat: 20.67, Long: -105.25

Spotted on Aug 1, 2012
Submitted on Aug 2, 2012

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