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Flag Footed Bug

Diactor bilineatus

Description:

This amazing insect is a Flag Footed Bug, Diactor bilineatus, found on a Passiflora flower (Passion fruit) in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil.

Habitat:

Amazon rainforest. Passion fruit is the known host for this Flag Footed Bug

Notes:

The longevity of the adult is of 30 days, of form that the complete cycle of the species they live approximately two months, depending on the climatic conditions. The nymphs of this species suck the seiva of the floral buttons and new fruits, and the adults also attack leves, branches and fruits of any age.

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4 Comments

AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 3 years ago

Thank you dear @AshleyT and @Mark Ridgway.

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Good series. Well done.

AJ Arruda
AJ Arruda 3 years ago

Thank you @restlessblue!

AJ Arruda
Spotted by
AJ Arruda

PA, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 17, 2017
Submitted on Apr 17, 2017

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