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Black Stink Bug

Coptosoma sp.


Pentatomoidea, Plataspidae, Plataspinae


in a garden of MSC Institute of Technology located in San Gabriel, San Pablo City, Philippines - a semi-agricultural area


I found this bug (with 5 flies(?) on top) on dillweed.

1 species ID suggestions


Machi 2 years ago

I would guess that they will lay their eggs in it and not parasitize the bug themselves

thaptor 2 years ago

Yes, the small insects look like parasitic wasps - they are not Flies.

If they are up to parasitize the bug I doubt, somehow. I am not aware of parasitation by wasps in the adult stage (occurrs in parasitic flies, however).

Machi 2 years ago

Maybe they are some species of parasitic wasp?

VeronicaPrudente 2 years ago

Thank you, Leuba! :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Might be best to leave it as Coptosoma sp.

Just had a look at a fellow project member's

San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines

Lat: 14.05, Long: 121.31

Spotted on Oct 19, 2016
Submitted on Nov 20, 2016

Spotted for mission

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