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Red Eyes Bug from the Monarch Sanctuary

Leptocoris sp.


A hemipteran of the Family Rhopalidae about 1.5 cm with bright red eyes. They are called Red Eyes Bugs, Soapberry Bugs or Scentless Plant Bugs.


Sitting on a wooden bench along the trail in the Fir Forest of the Monarch Sanctuary "El Rosario" above Angangueo, Michoacan, Mexico.

1 species ID suggestions

Red Eyes Bug
Leptocoris tagalicus Red Eyes Bug - Leptocoris tagalicus

1 Comment

LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Thank you Vernando for the identification. Leptocoris tagalicus is supposed to be Australian and not occur in Mexico. I am not sure if any Leptocoris occur in Mexico. It might be a species of Jadera, a new world counterpart. What do you think?

Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico

Lat: 19.63, Long: -100.30

Spotted on Feb 19, 2013
Submitted on Mar 11, 2013

Spotted for mission

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