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Shield-backed bug

Family Scutelleridae, Pachycoris torridus

Description:

This bug was feeding on a passion fruit. It was so absorbed that it didn't even notice me. In photos 2, 3 and 4 it is possible to see its rostrum firmly attached to the fruit.

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11 Comments

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Lauren, Juan and Gilma, thank you.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Great pictures! The third one looks a little like Jimmy Durante.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Take a look at this other variant. Looks like a totally different specie, but is the same. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/644...

Beautiful xará,pic#3 is amazing ,it look like a nose monky,great cache,congrats and thanks for sharing

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

ooo, good job, so is confirmed!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Yes, Juan, it shouldn't be found here but it LOOKS like the photos pf P. torridus I found on the internet...

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Looks identical to Pachycoris torridus (black and red variant). But it seems the specie is not reported for South america

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Beautiful bug!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Thank you Gilma.

Great pictures asergio! and great looking little bug also, love the colors.

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 28, 2012
Submitted on Dec 29, 2012

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