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Jewel Bug

Chrysocoris stolli

Description:

Also known as Shield-backed Bugs due to the presence of a continuous shield over the abdomen and wings, these insects feed on plant juices from a variety of different species. They're closely related to stink bugs and they may produce an offensive odour when disturbed. From the looks of it, they're often misidentified as Beetles than Bugs.

Habitat:

Vegetation near a forest stream bed.

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4 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Incredibly beautiful shot Vipul!

dotun55
dotun55 3 years ago

Very beautiful!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Beautiful!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

A beautiful bug....a beautiful photo....

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Idar, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Jun 19, 2016
Submitted on Mar 19, 2018

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