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Jewel Bug

Scutelleridae Family


These brightly coloured shield bugs are amongst the most striking colourful insects. They're often confused with Beetles because of their appearance. They can be easily distinguished from beetles by looking at the shield on the back which is continuous and the mouth parts.


While looking for herps in the evergreen forests of Arunachal Pradesh in the North-east India, I came across this shining armour crossing the path.

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Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 2 years ago

Yes I do... Shall put it up along with this one.

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Great colours! Do you have pictures of the whole bug?

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 2 years ago

Colourfull spotting!

Arunachal Pradesh, India

Lat: 27.94, Long: 96.16

Spotted on Aug 23, 2015
Submitted on Aug 24, 2016

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