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Ornate Shield Bug

Pygoplatys lancifer

Description:

A beautiful Shield Bug with 'horn' structure on her thorax. Her thorax is metallic green in colour. Found her during a night walk, and she was taking care of her eggs. They have been known to brood their eggs.

Habitat:

Tropical rain forest

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16 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @venusflytrap2000 :)
I was very happy to see this one and then excited to see that she was brooding her eggs.
However, I only realised there was a Parasitoid Wasp when I reviewed the picture and realised I didn't had good pictures with the focus on that :(

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

This is nothing short of incredible!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Antonio for your all kind words and support :)

Awesome series Albert,just beautiful,congrats on another well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @LarryGraziano :)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 5 years ago

Fantastic spotting and well deserved SOTD!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Ashley for this nice surprise SOTD :)

Thanks too, @LuisStevens, @armadeus.4, @Lisa and @Leana for your kind words and support :)

Congratulations Albert on this awesome SOTD!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

Congrats on yet another fantastic spotting and beautiful photo!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations!!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats Albert!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Albert, this gorgeous momma shield bug is our Spotting of the Day!

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AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Yes, @Dan, it was very nice to find this one, especially seeing her brooding her eggs :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 5 years ago

Awesome! I spotted this same species there too!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Diaz Jose Miguel :)

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 5 years ago

AMAZING spotting! wonderful shape, colors, parental care! Whoa

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Oct 19, 2015
Submitted on Oct 20, 2015

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