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Jewel Bug

Scutelleridae sp.

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

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3 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks to all who favourited this spotting...

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

Hehehe Braulio, when they are fliyng, caught in the sunlight, they do look like shining jewels flying past!

awesome! Now I know the cause of its name!

pamsai
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pamsai

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Jan 4, 2013
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013

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