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Watermelon Bug

Coridius cf. chinensis

Description:

Beautiful Bronze bug with flecks of gold all over its body !



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bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago
Watermelon Bug
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3 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago

If you clip your nose, it is just protein ;-)...

Thanks for all the info and Id's Bayucca, I am a little shocked to find out that one can eat stink bugs !

bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago

Pentatomoidea, Dinidoridae, Coridius sp., so you are right with the Watermelon Bug. However, there are, 2 possibly candidate, one is Coridius chinensis, which looks identical to yours, the other one would be Coridius nepalensis. Both species were eaten by people. I do not know how Nepalensis look like so I would prefer Coridius cf. chinensis as ID.

Reza Hashemizadeh
Spotted by
Reza Hashemizadeh

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Lat: 18.52, Long: 73.86

Spotted on Aug 26, 2015
Submitted on Oct 11, 2015

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