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Stink Bug

Catacanthus incarnatus

Description:

Shield bugs have glands in their thorax between the first and second pair of legs which produce a foul smelling liquid. This liquid is used defensively to deter potential predators and is sometimes released when the bugs are handled carelessly. Approx size: 2.5-3 inches.

Habitat:

Seen in a forest area.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Atul
Atul 9 years ago
Shield Bug
Catacanthus sp


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16 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thank you Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thank you Dipika!

Dipika Kalaria
Dipika Kalaria 9 years ago

beautiful bug!!
love the color pattern on it..

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks saralagamage!

Beautiful

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thank you MrsRoadRunner!

MrsroadRunner
MrsroadRunner 9 years ago

It sure is a colorful species, nice catch!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Yogesh.

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 9 years ago

Beautiful!!!!!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Oneng!

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

Pretty..that colour and patterm is pretty..

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Jolly, Sachin and Atul.

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

lovely!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Is it Hitler Bug,, !!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Satyen, you can look for your ID here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/105...

Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Sep 9, 2012
Submitted on Sep 11, 2012

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