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Plant bug

Helopeltis theivora


A ant-like insect on a leaf. This is the first time I have spotted this species as it is not very common. This insect is also recorded in an insect guide book "Fascinating Insects of Southeast Asia ~ L.E.O. Braack" that I have brought along during this trip. It is a Helopeltis species of Plant bugs (Miridae) that are pests to many plant species including cocoa and tea.


Live on some species of plants here in St Peter Catholic Church in Kampung Kadazan, Kunak, Sabah.


>>>Map accuracy : 10km diameter. This one is about 1cm in length. I have measured another one in the same area at 8mm in length from forehead to wingtip. Possibly a H. clavifer, H. bakeri or H. bradyi.

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Tawau, Malaysia

Spotted on Jun 5, 2010
Submitted on May 5, 2013

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