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Shield Bug Nymph

Pentatomoidea sp.

Description:

Pentatomoidea is a superfamily of insects in the Heteroptera suborder of the Hemiptera order and, as such, share a common arrangement of sucking mouthparts. They are commonly referred to as shield bugs, chust bugs, and stink bugs. There are about 7000 species under Pentatomoidea, divided under 14 to 15 families.

Habitat:

Sara Campground, Mlawula National Park


12 Comments

KateBraun
KateBraun 4 years ago
pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Kate. Always appreciate your comments...

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks bayucca for that info on the ID...

ShannaB
ShannaB 5 years ago

Beautiful.

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

This is so cute! I love photo #1.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Viv...

KateBraun
KateBraun 5 years ago

Nice find! The colours are great.

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks nosarasue....

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Pentatomoidea nymph, either Scutelleridae of Pentatomidae.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 5 years ago

Fabulous colours Pam. What a find!

nosarasue
nosarasue 5 years ago

Wow, that is stunning!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Lat: -26.20, Long: 31.99

Spotted on Mar 27, 2014
Submitted on Mar 30, 2014

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