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Jewel Bug Nymph

Scutiphora pedicellata

Description:

Scutelleridae is a family of true bugs. They are commonly known as jewel bugs or metallic shield bugs due to their often brilliant coloration. They are also known as shield-backed bugs due to the enlargement of the last section of their thorax into a continuous shield over the abdomen and wings.[Closely related to stink bugs, they may also produce an offensive odour when disturbed. There are around 450 species worldwide.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Lychee Shield Bug Nymph
Chrysocoris stolli TrekNature | Lychee Shield Bug Nymph Photo


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20 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

Please, check the ID and comments, thanks!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Now I am pretty sure it is Chrysocoris stollii and not Scutiphora pedicellata!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Thank you Joanbstanley :)

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 7 years ago

Beautiful series.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Can anybody check this ID, please. Confusing and conflicting IDs if you read my longer comment below...

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Thank you Adarsha! Happy New Year to you, too!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Thank you Willie :)

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

wonderful captured Adarsha

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Thank you Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Great pics!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Thank you Alice!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Yeah Bayucca...Eventhough indian species,Chrysocoris stolli differs from this spotting! But Scutiphora pedicellata, link you provided look almost similar to this....So Suggested ID is correct i think..How much region affects on ID?
What u said about red femurs is true..I too checked,They look more greenish!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Adarsha, I re-checked it...
Chrysocoris nymph looks identical to Scutiphora pedicellata, however: Do I see some reddish femurs in yours and no reddish femurs in Chrysocoris?? The adult Lychee Bug has red femurs. Not sure. I think you should check this first. After checking the locations once more, it actually might be Chrysocoris stolli which is quite common in India.
Important: The ID of my link might be wrong as well!!! In this case, I would rather tend to Chrysocoris stolli than my suggestion which would have been based on a wrong ID on another place, sorry! I make a comment on the link's pictures and verify... ONE ID IS WRONG HERE ;-)...
http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Asia/I...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Nice Macro series!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Bayucca, i checked it...
Chrysocoris stolli is indian species...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23985194@N0...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Thank you Ava T-B for attention...\
Thank you Yuko for appreciation....

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Thank you for the suggestion Bayucca!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

VERY pretty!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Scutelleridae/Jewel Bugs, Scutiphora sp., and most probably Scutiphora pedicellata. Please, verify for India. My link is from Thailand.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

I think this is called a Jewel Bug.

Adarsha B S
Spotted by
Adarsha B S

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 6, 2012
Submitted on Dec 6, 2012

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