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Shield Bug Nymph

Pachycoris cf. torridus

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bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks Carlos!

cmarzano
cmarzano 7 years ago

E s Pachycoris torridus los estoy criando desde ninfas como la de la foto y tengo adultos maduros
saludos
Dr CARLOS MARZANO

MatthewKritzer
MatthewKritzer 8 years ago

Thank you, Bayucca and Wilson….

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Pentatomoidea nymph. I am not so sure, if it is really a Pentatomidae. Could also be a Scutelleridae and my closest guess would be Pachycoris sp. and might be the common and extremely (at least the adults!) Pachycoris torridus.
But I am not 100% sure, so I would be happy if someone else could take a look at this one as well!
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2014/03/02/s...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Moult....
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/126...
https://www.scienceopen.com/document/vid...
Adults and nymphs:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26500525@N0...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/26500525@N0...
Pachycoris klugii from Mexico (but lacking the yellow part):
http://escsecblog.files.wordpress.com/20...
Some literature about the adults:
http://www.scielo.br/pdf/ne/v33n1/19404....
http://www.scielo.cl/pdf/rchnat/v85n3/ar...


MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

I love the shoulder pads, does he play rugby?
This is a pentatomidae bug nymph but may be hard to identify more closely as the adults often look quite different to their nymphs. I scrolled down your wonderful spottings gallery but found no shield bugs/stink bugs (local) that I think are candidates. You need a local expert.

MatthewKritzer
Spotted by
MatthewKritzer

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Mar 3, 2014
Submitted on Mar 4, 2014

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