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Leaf-footed Bug

Molipteryx hardwickii

Description:

3cm long. Light brown. Antennae has four segments with most distal one in light beige color. Hind legs covered in spines. Has unique forward facing claw-like arch winging out from left and right side of dorsum of thorax.

Habitat:

highland jungle of Malaysia

Notes:

Thanks for the ID, Bayucca!

9 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Thanks anyway WonGun to come back and clarify. It is always very helpful and indeed extremely important that we can count on local experts!!

WonGun
WonGun 2 years ago

I foun out that M. chinai was downgraded to a subspecies of M. hardwickii. Sorry for informing lately

FakawiTribe
FakawiTribe 2 years ago

Thanks WonGun! just amazed that there are two species that look so alike!

WonGun
WonGun 2 years ago

The image of M. hardwickii is here. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations...

WonGun
WonGun 2 years ago

It seems the shape of the rear tibia is different from M. hardwickii. In addition, the distribution is also different.

FakawiTribe
FakawiTribe 3 years ago

Thanks so much for the ID, Bayucca! Woop woop!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago

Awesome.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 3 years ago

Amazing discovery! Thanks for sharing FakawiTribe

FakawiTribe
Spotted by
FakawiTribe

Ipoh, PRK, Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 9, 2016
Submitted on Aug 9, 2016

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