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Bean Bug

Riptortus macleani


The Pod-sucking Bug or Bean Bug, Riptortus macleani Schaffner 1963 (Alydidae; Alydinae), is found in the Philippines and Caroline Islands. Its body length is about 2cm. It is brown with white-yellowish lines running along each side of its body. Its body is slim and narrower in the middle, with a sharp spine on each side of the thorax. It has strong spiny hind legs. Family Alydidae is also commonly known as the broad-headed bugs.


Backyard at Biñan, Laguna.


Reference: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewconten.... Riptortus p. 202. Related Biñan backyard spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/327...

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Laguna, Philippines

Lat: 14.33, Long: 121.09

Spotted on Dec 28, 2016
Submitted on Nov 9, 2017

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