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Firebug

Graptostethus servus

Description:

The bug has orange color and four dark spots on each side.Two spots on the thorax but none on the elytron.

Habitat:

Abandoned subdivision where the streets are already started to be overgrown by bushes and other plants.

Notes:

Photo taken by Arne Røysland.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Gaia80
Gaia80 3 months ago
Firebug
Graptostethus sp. Observations · iNaturalist


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4 Comments

Gaia80
Gaia80 3 months ago

Great :) I'm interested to know what kind of online-tool you use for specific identification of species, as it might be helpful when I'm stuck as well :)

arne.roysland
arne.roysland 3 months ago

In a couple of reports about Graptostethus sp. it is mentioned that that the body and legs of servus is clothed with white hairs. That we can also see in my spotting.

arne.roysland
arne.roysland 3 months ago

Thank you Gaia80 for the ID suggestion. I will try to find more information about Graptostethus sp. in Philippines.

Gaia80
Gaia80 3 months ago

I believe it might be a subspecies or the same species as G. servus, some firebugs have differnt patterns even within species and they also display sexual dimorphism as I have a spotting myself from europe displaying the different genders and also pattern. I hope this helps :) https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/353457-... https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/16...

arne.roysland
Spotted by
arne.roysland

Cavite, Philippines

Lat: 14.43, Long: 120.92

Spotted on Dec 31, 2019
Submitted on Jan 1, 2020

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