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metallic shield bugs nymph



Unlike their brothers and sisters, ( ), these two nymphs do not posses the colors of their other siblings. I was a bit excited to see their adult form until this morning when i was checking on them and could not find them anymore..

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AndreaLim 8 years ago

Interesting and beautiful!


Alihossain 9 years ago

nice looking

aldrin 9 years ago

Yes, i have photos of the adults. I will upload them later.
By the way Martin, thank you for the link. Your nymphs has a cleaner and solid markings.

MartinL 9 years ago

The red ones are not adults but newly molted and will soon get its proper color as the exoskeleton hardens. Adults will look very different in color and have wings. Mine took weeks to grow through and then they all flew way.

aldrin 9 years ago

actually, those "green only" nymphs are all dead. Those are half of their bodies left. Their abdomen parts were gone.

MartinL 9 years ago

The green only nymphs are fascinating. Their back legs differ too (longer) . Are they a different species?
The link for adults I meant to give you last week is here.

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Leyte, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 19, 2012
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012

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