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Brown-winged Stink Bug

Plautia crossota

Description:

Taxonomic position - Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Antestiini. Plautia fimbriata, a name still widely used for this species, is a primary junior homonym and hence invalid. Source: http://www.nbaii.res.in/Pestsofcrops/Pla.... Pentatomids produce odors from thoracic glands for self-defense, thus the English name. Other Common Names: Shield Bugs (but mostly used to refer to Acanthosomatidae and thus not recommended). Source: http://bugguide.net/node/view/182.

Habitat:

Backyard garden. Seen on a pod of a Peacock Flower or Philippine Fire Tree plant (Caesalpinia pulcherrima). Spotted at Biñan Laguna, Philippines.

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Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 27, 2012
Submitted on Sep 29, 2012

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