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Striped Shield-bug

Graphosoma lineatum


This red-and-black bug, also known as Minstrel bug, is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It measures about 1cm, and possess a large shield. It is longitudinally striped red and black, with predominantly black head and antennae. The ventral side is bright red with black spots.


Seen in garrigue, in colony, feeding on some Apiaceae.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic


Lat: 42.58, Long: 18.24

Spotted on Jul 20, 2015
Submitted on Oct 19, 2016

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