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Shield-backed Bug

Pachycoris torridus.



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Shield-backed bug
Pachycoris torridus

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DB 9 years ago

Thanks Carol! By the colour of the dots, looks painted by a woman. Ha, ha...

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 9 years ago

Nice! Looks like painted on dots. HA!

DB 9 years ago

Thank you Ashish!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago


DB 9 years ago

Thank you ceherzog!

ceherzog 9 years ago

That's a good lookin' bug!

DB 9 years ago

¡Muchas gracias, Toucan!

Thank you Yuko.

Khathoub--Sorry, I've tried with Tamil and Sinhala and I can´t understand the last word. Any way thanks for your comment.

Khathoub 9 years ago

Reminds me of fuhmarbarploawh.

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Love the beautiful red dots! Great series!

Toucan 9 years ago

Great series!

DB 9 years ago

Thanks Maria for your comment!
I'm sorry. My mistake, I wrote in my last comment: 'my beetle' instead of 'my bug'.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Nice coloring on this beetle - great spot, Daniela!

DB 9 years ago

Thank you Sérgio for the ID. Definetly, my beetle must be a regional variation. According to this link, the basic form of Pachycoris torridus has black or brown coloration and yellow or red spots. But the most important for me, is the number of spots, this must be: eight spots on the pronotum and fourteen on the scutellum. My beetle has eight spots on the pronotum but only nine spots on the scutellum.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Creo que este es una variación de éste: Ellos vienen en diferentes colores.

DB 9 years ago

Thanks Adarsha for your comment!

Gerardo: ¡Muchas gracias! El género está bien, todavía no encontré ninguna especie con esas manchas. Así que, por ahora dejé el género que ya es bastante.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Checa esta especies es muy parecido Pachycoris sp

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow fabuloso Daniela :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Nice spotting Daniela! Never seen this color in shield bugs!

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Salta, Salta, Argentina

Spotted on Jan 20, 2013
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013

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