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Striking red with whitish outer margins.
Saw about 6 on the underside of a life. 1 larger than the rest and 1 is of green colour.
Beautiful series,striking collours,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing
Great series of photos. Thanks for sharing. Very bright little bugs
Thank you DanielePralong and Mark Ridgway. I am honoured by this.
Well done bob5 - congratulations.
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/2SgRnEtFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...Twitter:https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/1...
Lat: 1.76, Long: 110.32
Spotted on Jan 26, 2019 Submitted on Jan 31, 2019
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