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Italian Striped Bug

Graphosoma lineatum

Description:

Approx. .5 inches Red and black stripes Found in tall grass "Graphosoma lineatum can reach a length of 8–12 millimetres (0.31–0.47 in). The body is almost round, with a large shield. The basic color of the upperside of the body is bright red, with wide black longitudinal stripes. The pronotum has six black bands. The antennae are black. Also the sides of the abdomen (Connexivum) are red with many small black spots. The legs may be black or red, depending on the subspecies. The bold red and black warning colours (aposematism) indicate that the insects are foul-tasting, protecting them from predators."

Habitat:

Field

1 Species ID Suggestions

Italian striped-bug
Graphosoma italicum Graphosoma italicum - Information on Graphosoma italicum


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2 Comments

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 8 years ago

You are welcome AshleyM. Goncalves!

AshleyM.Goncalves
AshleyM.Goncalves 8 years ago

Thank you KostasZontanos for the help in the identification!

AshleyM.Goncalves
Spotted by
AshleyM.Goncalves

Portugal

Spotted on Aug 1, 2014
Submitted on Aug 1, 2014

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