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Shield Bug nymph

Pycanum rubens

Description:

Striking red with whitish outer margins.

Habitat:

Lowland forest

Notes:

Saw about 6 on the underside of a life. 1 larger than the rest and 1 is of green colour.

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4 Comments

Beautiful series,striking collours,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

remkinloch
remkinloch 7 months ago

Great series of photos. Thanks for sharing. Very bright little bugs

bob5
bob5 7 months ago

Thank you DanielePralong and Mark Ridgway. I am honoured by this.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 months ago

Well done bob5 - congratulations.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 months ago

Congratulations Bob, your shield bug nymphs are our Spotting of the Day:

These bright red and oddly shaped nymphs of Pycanum rubens are our Spotting of the Day! Pycanum rubens belongs to the true bugs family Tessaratomidae. All tessaratomids are plant eaters and are known informally as giant shield bugs, giant stink bugs, or inflated stink bugs. Tessaratomid nymphs often differ from adults in colors and patterns, with some species showing brilliant colors in contrast to adults. The colors can also vary between instars. Check out the spotting and discover a green nymph in the same group!
For an image of the adult: https://buff.ly/2SgRnEt


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bob5
Spotted by
bob5

Sarawak, Malaysia

Lat: 1.76, Long: 110.32

Spotted on Jan 26, 2019
Submitted on Jan 31, 2019

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