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Soapberry Bug

Leptocoris sp

Description:

A true bug, less than an inch long. Predominantly orange, with a black mark behind the thorax and a black patch centre/rear.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.

Notes:

Very similar to the cotton bug and probably the same genus dysdercus. But unable to find an accurate ID. Another possibility is the genus Pyrrhocoris, but this appears to be more oval in shape.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Soapberry Bug
Leptocoris sp. Leptocoris


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2 Comments

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 7 years ago

Thanks for putting in the time and effort on this bug. What an amazing site, quite a collection.

Sometimes we press the button on what looks like a fairly boring bug, and later find out that it was worth more of an effort. I wasn't expecting to have problems with the ID, but here we are again :)

Dave

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Rhopalidae, looks like being a Leptocoris sp.
http://soapberrybug.org/01_cms/details.a...
http://soapberrybug.org/01_cms/details.a...
I will try to get closer by asking an expert...

folicallychalled
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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Aug 14, 2013
Submitted on Feb 5, 2014

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