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Red half-spotted stink bug on seaside eryngo (Eryngium maritimum).
Graphosoma semipunctatum is a species of true bug living exclusively in the Mediterranean region. It is very close to Graphosoma lineatum. It can be distinguished from G. lineatum by black dots along the pronotum instead of lines.They are found abundantly on plants in the family Apiaceae, especially eryngium species. Its red color serves to warn its predators that it is not palatable.
Spotted on Jun 18, 2017
Submitted on Jun 20, 2017
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