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Corizus hyoscyami

Corizus hyoscyami

Description:

Scentless plant bug belonging to the family Rhopalidae. Plant feeder about 9 millimetres long. Like all scentless plant bugs, it lacks well-developed scent glands and can be distinguished by numerous veins in the membrane of the hemelytra, characteristic of all members of the Rhopalidae. In Corizus hyoscyami subs. hyoscyami the third and fourth abdominal tergites are red, while in Corizus hyoscyami subs. nigridorsum they are completely black. The dorsum colors are visible in elitrale transparency under the membrane.

Habitat:

Pine tree forest. Mountains. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama, Peñalara

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/36; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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Torrejón el Rubio, Extremadura, Spain

Lat: 39.83, Long: -6.05

Spotted on Oct 14, 2014
Submitted on Mar 13, 2015

Reference

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