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Agapophyta cf viridula
A "giant shield bug" (Tessaratomidae) demonstrating brooding behavior (egg guarding), for which they are known. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tessaratomi....
This spotting on an ornamental croton shrub (Codiaeum variegatum) in a village yard (near disturbed lowland forest and sago swamp, and the Pacific Ocean).
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...
Spotted on Aug 19, 2011
Submitted on Aug 24, 2011
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