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Harlequin Cabbage Bug

Murgantia histrionica

Description:

Spotted this bug on my ornamental cabbage. The markings look like a mask.

Habitat:

Urban veggie garden.

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15 Comments

misako
misako 9 years ago

@jgorneau: definitely saying "back-off"

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

It kinda looks like a bio-hazard sign!

misako
misako 9 years ago

@Goody--it does...one of my favorite evil villains!
@SusanEllison--I agree.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

It reminds me of Darth Maul from "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace."

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

looks like a mask!

misako
misako 9 years ago

Thanks Ashish--it definitely looks like a face, quite amazing.

misako
misako 9 years ago

Thanks mattinl--I loved the contrast of it against the cabbage leaves and the scowling face.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

They also call Man face bugs.

MartinL
MartinL 9 years ago

You've got some very colorful pics misako.hill. This one looks rather angry.

misako
misako 9 years ago

Thanks Greg!

GregMasteller
GregMasteller 9 years ago

neat bug!

misako
misako 9 years ago

Ashish--the bug is on an ornamental cabbage leaf.

misako
misako 9 years ago

Thank you Sayantan.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

I love to see the grip of bugs legs on base what is leaf seen here..!!

SayantanDevBurman
SayantanDevBurman 9 years ago

absolutely amazing n very beautiful...the marking does look like a mask...

misako
Spotted by
misako

Alameda, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2011
Submitted on Sep 6, 2011

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