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Passion Vine Bug

Diactor bilineatus

Description:

An insect of very quiet behavior. Their only form of defense at first is hiding behind the leaves where he likes to stay.

Habitat:

This specimen was found in the Brazil's interior, state of Minas Gerais, an area dominated by coffee production where there are very few remnants of the its original rainforest.

Notes:

One of the most exotic and diverse insects that I know. There are so many similar species that I do not know if it would be possible to identify this just for this photo.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Percevejo do maracujá (Passion vine bug)
Diactor bilineatus TrekNature | Diactor Bilineatus Percevejo d Maracujá Photo


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45 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

indeed it is!

SanabriaCamilo
SanabriaCamilo 6 years ago

what a beautiful animal...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Maravilhoso!!!

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 8 years ago

Thank you, beaker98 and Dhirendra!

Dhiren
Dhiren 8 years ago

WOW!! such a nice insects!!! and lovely gallery..

beaker98
beaker98 8 years ago

Late to this one Leonardo! Congrats and awesome shot!

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 8 years ago

Thank you once more, my friends!

bugadrienne
bugadrienne 8 years ago

Wow! Congratulations!

Everyone loves this bug, the photo helps too. lol

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Congratulations Leonardo. Beautiful spotting

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 8 years ago

Wow, congrats on Spotting of the Day. Great capture.

dotun55
dotun55 8 years ago

Wonderful legs!

Congratulations !

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 8 years ago

Thank you so much, my friends!! :) I greatly appreciate it, but... I'm still a little confused with all this movement. It's a lot of information for 3 days only... lol Thank you, really!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Congrats Leonardo! Marvelous!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Congratulations!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Congratulations Leonardo! Wonderful bug and picture!

Billo-kun
Billo-kun 8 years ago

:)

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

This is the most beautiful bug I ever saw. I never knew that insects could be so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. And, congratulations.

Congratulations on the SOTD!! Beautiful!!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Welcome to the community Leonardo, & congrats, your fabulously flamboyant looking leaf footed bug has earned you spotting of the day!

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Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 8 years ago

finib2, Harsha Singh, Carol Snow Milne... thank you, friends!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

WOW! I love your bug so much!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Wow!

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 8 years ago

Thank you, friends!

rams4d
rams4d 8 years ago

Nice colors

Leonardo Castro
Spotted by
Leonardo Castro

Minas Gerais, Brazil

Spotted on Oct 23, 2009
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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