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Amazonian Stink Bug

Edessa rufomarginata

Description:

1 - 2 cm insect in the order Hemiptera. Wing covers are a shiny metallic blue/green color. Legs, eyes and antennae are bright red.

Habitat:

Found in the rain forests of the Loreto district in Peru. They can be found on the leave and branches of low shrubs and trees.

Notes:

Bright colors warn would-be predators of its noxious odor and pungent taste.

7 Comments

AmazonWorkshops
AmazonWorkshops 11 years ago

Hi Greg - Just found your wonderful stink bug photo from Loreto Peru. If you have other photos from this part of the Peruvian Amazon, we'd love to have you share them with our mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8910...

We are gearing up for Amazon Awareness Week and would love to feature some of your photos. Thanks! ~Christa Dillabaugh, Education Director for Amazon Workshops

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 12 years ago

Great spotting, Greg!

bayucca
bayucca 12 years ago

Welcome!

GregMayberry
GregMayberry 12 years ago

Carol & Susan - Thank you!

bayucca - THANK YOU for the identification! I have update the scientific name based on your ID. Again, thank you for your assistance!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 12 years ago

WOW! Great photos!

bayucca
bayucca 12 years ago

What about Rufomarginata? There is a whole group called Edessa rufomarginata (group) which includes several ssp. Rufomarginata is quite common in the neotropical rainforest.

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 12 years ago

wow the colors!

GregMayberry
Spotted by
GregMayberry

Nauta, Loreto, Peru

Spotted on Jun 20, 2007
Submitted on Jan 12, 2012

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