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giant shield bug

Agapophyta cf viridula

Description:

A "giant shield bug" (Tessaratomidae) demonstrating brooding behavior (egg guarding), for which they are known. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessaratomi....

Habitat:

This spotting on an ornamental croton shrub (Codiaeum variegatum) in a village yard (near disturbed lowland forest and sago swamp, and the Pacific Ocean).

Notes:

Another link http://www.papua-insects.nl/insect%20ord... For a similar spotting of another species from this family taking care of her newly hatched nymphs see: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/714...

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19 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks Gilma & Yuko!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Beautiful bug and her beautiful green eggs!

Lovely series.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thank you!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Great spot!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Perfect..

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

ID'ed!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks everyone!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Like shielded stink bug (Troilus luridus)

RobertShinn
RobertShinn 9 years ago

very nice photography...and a beautiful bug...

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 9 years ago

Nice series. I like th second pic most.

is it protecting, cleaning or eating them eggs?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks alicelongmartin!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Crystal clear pictures!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Thanks all!

DiveMUster
DiveMUster 9 years ago

We call them "Human Face" bugs as there is some resemblance of a human face if top-viewed with the head at the bottom to the abdomen at the top.
Nice spotting!

DaniKisso
DaniKisso 9 years ago

How cute! Great photos!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 9 years ago

Love it!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

That's an outstanding series of photos...awesome!

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Indonesia

Spotted on Aug 19, 2011
Submitted on Aug 24, 2011

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