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Sphenarium purpurascens


Their adult body is robust , sharpened to the front and rear ends ( fusiform ) , it has only traces of wings (are brachypters ) . Bright olive green to brown with black spots all over the body . The male is noticeably thinner ( 0.8 cm at its widest part ) than female (up to 1.5 cm ) . Measured on average 2 cm long. The eyes are prominent ; the head is , wider triangular shape long ; antennas are more elongated than in the male and consist of 14 artejos ; the legs are robust in the male and the female graceful . He lives between plants and prefers to feed the wild sunflower ( Helianthus annuus L. ) , which consume both leaves and branches and petals.

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Nacho Garcia
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Nacho Garcia

Guanajuato, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 5, 2016
Submitted on Aug 5, 2016

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