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Passion Vine Bug

Diactor bilineatus


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


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.


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 7 years ago

indeed it is!

SanabriaCamilo 7 years ago

what a beautiful animal...

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 9 years ago

Thank you, beaker98 and Dhirendra!

Dhiren 9 years ago

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

beaker98 9 years ago

Late to this one Leonardo! Congrats and awesome shot!

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 9 years ago

Thank you once more, my friends!

bugadrienne 9 years ago

Wow! Congratulations!

Everyone loves this bug, the photo helps too. lol

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations Leonardo. Beautiful spotting

GregMasteller 9 years ago

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

dotun55 9 years ago

Wonderful legs!

Congratulations !

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 9 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 9 years ago

Congrats Leonardo! Marvelous!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago


LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Congratulations Leonardo! Wonderful bug and picture!

Billo-kun 9 years ago


RiekoS 9 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 9 years ago

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

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 9 years ago

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

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

WOW! I love your bug so much!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago


Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 9 years ago

Thank you, friends!

rams4d 9 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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