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This is probably Lyramorpha cf. maculifer but without the adult form I can't say. I don't know exactly what is going on here. In order to understand my confusion please see similar spottings from the same location (2011): http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/715... and (2012): http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/129... where the adult forms were present providing parental care. What is strange in the current spotting is that it looks like a sub-adult instar is guarding the nymphs (as a surrogate for the parent?)!!! See this spotting of later stage instars of this species http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/793...
This spotting on goldfussia (Strobilanthes sp.) hedge vegetation a large semi-urban yard & garden next to a disturbed patch of remnant forest. This is in the equatorial tropics on northern New Guinea.
Suspected adult form: http://www.heteroptera.fr/tessite/Lyramo...
Spotted on Feb 15, 2014
Submitted on Feb 19, 2014
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