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Shield Bug Nymph

Pachycoris cf. torridus


bayucca 7 years ago

Thanks Carlos!

cmarzano 7 years ago

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

MatthewKritzer 8 years ago

Thank you, Bayucca and Wilson….

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!
Adults and nymphs:
Pachycoris klugii from Mexico (but lacking the yellow part):
Some literature about the adults:

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.

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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

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