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Red shield bug

Carpocoris mediterraneus


Carpocoris mediterraneus can reach a length of 11–13 millimetres (0.43–0.51 in). The body is shield-like in shape and the elytrae are very thick. The body surface is bright yellow or orange, with four short longitudinal black stripes on the pronotum and five dark spots on the scutellum. The antennae have 5 segments. Legs are yellowish or orange.


This species is widespread throughout the Mediterranean region (Corsica, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Sardinia, Sicily)

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Pieter_vR a year ago

@starstruck thanks, due to the photos on iNaturalist i go for Carpocoris mediterraneus (although difficult to determinate between these species)

startstruck a year ago

According to iNaturalist both are present in Greece, but Carpocoris mediterraneus is more common (but there's also Carpocoris pudicus to think about)

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Αιγαίο, Greece

Spotted on Aug 21, 2019
Submitted on Aug 21, 2019

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