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Shield-backed Bug

Sphaerocoris testudogrisea

Description:

About 10mm sized. Flew very easily, similar to a "normal fly".

Habitat:

-26.296713,31.996287 Next to a gravel road, meadowland with acacia trees. Altitude 317.849 m

Notes:

There were about four of this in the same plant. The plant might have been a wild mint of some kind.

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5 Comments

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

I have not seen in in bloom, but it is the plant that was really common during christmas. I was it everywhere, so I think that you know it quite well :)
It smells strong of mint, and it was used in Swaziland to prevent dead bodies to smell...

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago

The plant looks like Lippia javanica.

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

Thank you Adarsha :D

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Nice find :)

Tiz
Spotted by
Tiz

Lubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Dec 31, 2013
Submitted on Jan 14, 2014

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