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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 8 years ago

indeed it is!

SanabriaCamilo 8 years ago

what a beautiful animal...

MayraSpringmann 10 years ago


Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 10 years ago

Thank you, beaker98 and Dhirendra!

Dhiren 10 years ago

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

beaker98 10 years ago

Late to this one Leonardo! Congrats and awesome shot!

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 10 years ago

Thank you once more, my friends!

bugadrienne 10 years ago

Wow! Congratulations!

Everyone loves this bug, the photo helps too. lol

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Congratulations Leonardo. Beautiful spotting

GregMasteller 10 years ago

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

dotun55 10 years ago

Wonderful legs!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulations !

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 10 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 10 years ago

Congrats Leonardo! Marvelous!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago


LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Congratulations Leonardo! Wonderful bug and picture!

Billo-kun 10 years ago


RiekoS 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

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

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

WOW! I love your bug so much!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago


Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 10 years ago

Thank you, friends!

rams4d 10 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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