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Coreidae

1 Species ID Suggestions

tmvdh
tmvdh 6 years ago
Leaf-footed Bug
belongs to Phthia complex


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6 Comments

tmvdh
tmvdh 6 years ago

If it really belongs to the genus Phthiacnemia, than it should be Phthiacnemia picta - because that's the only species within this genus. Its distribution area covers Costa Rica.

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 6 years ago

Yes, actually I got to Phthiacnemia because it was the only genus without metallic iridescense on the surface of the body and the humeral angle. But I agree with you, it is better to leave it at the complex.

tmvdh
tmvdh 6 years ago

Sorry, I didn't want to type a question mark, but an exclamation mark.

tmvdh
tmvdh 6 years ago

Hi Ignacio,
a full pronotum is needed to try an ID? I guess - at the moment - it's better to stay with the complex...

Ignacio Gamboa
Ignacio Gamboa 6 years ago

Hi,Torsten
What do you think about Phthiacnemia?
It seems to fit using the Brailovsky key (2009) but you're right, more angles are needed. Pronotum and abdomen would be useful, but this is the only photo I have. If I found one again, I'll be sure to get those angles, too.

tmvdh
tmvdh 6 years ago

Hi Ignacio,
the bug belongs to the Phthia complex. Unfortunately, a more specific ID isn't possible having just that photo :-(.

Ignacio Gamboa
Spotted by
Ignacio Gamboa

San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 5, 2014
Submitted on Aug 5, 2014

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