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Ground Bug

Spilostethus pandurus


Spilostethus pandurus is a species of ground bugs belonging to the family Lygaeidae, subfamily Lygaeinae. It is a red and black bug showing a white dot on the centre of the wing membrane. It has two wide black and wavy longitudinal bands running from the front to the rear of the pronotum. This species which feeds on flowers, seeds and plants can cause damaged to the crops.


It is easy to find in grasslands in roadsides, edges of cultivation, irrigation, etc. These bugs have a preference for calcareous soils.


I only know about this insect is that it is a Hemipteran.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Ground Bug
Spilostethus pandorus Ground Bug | Project Noah
Seed bug
Spilostethus hospes Spilostethus hospes

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VaishaliKain 7 years ago

Thank you LennyWorthington.

Yep bayucca it's a Ground bug.Lenny is right.

bayucca 7 years ago

Hmm, I think Lenny is correct, looks for me also rather like Pandurus than Hospes. The markings are slightly different.

VaishaliKain 7 years ago

Thanks for suggestion Mr. Chthuranga but it's not a seed bud or milkweed either. It's different from them.

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New Delhi, Delhi, India

Spotted on Sep 24, 2012
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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