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Dirt-colored seed bug

Metochus sp.

Description:

Length: ~0.75cm Season : Rainy season Time : 00:30am 09Dec2021 Frequency : Common Life stage : Adult

Habitat:

Spotted inside the car parking very close to open abandoned area with lot of plants.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Francis Floe
Francis Floe 5 months ago
Dirt-colored seed bugs
Dieuches sp. Dieuches (bug) - Wikipedia


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5 Comments

Francis Floe
Francis Floe 5 months ago

m.prasad.369, You're welcome! 😊

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 5 months ago

Francis Floe, Even I'm not sure about the exact species so better to tag at Genus level, as you have suggested. Thanks :)

Francis Floe
Francis Floe 5 months ago

m.prasad.369, I'm not actually sure about the exact species so I'd rather put Metochus sp. but if you're already sure about it, then you can just freely put in its exact scientific name.

m.prasad.369
m.prasad.369 5 months ago

Francis Floe, Thank you for the details. Given links showcase 2 species:
Metochus uniguttatus Thunberg 1822
Dieuches armatipes (Walker, 1872)
Both these Genus are part of same Tribe Rhyparochromini. As per wiki Metochus is found in Indomalaya and eastern Asia. So, can we tag this spotting as Metochus uniguttatus Thunberg 1822 or Metochus sp.?

m.prasad.369
Spotted by
m.prasad.369

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 8, 2021
Submitted on Dec 8, 2021

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