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Jewel Bug

Scutelleridae

Description:

This beetle had a metallic body 2cm long (mixed with yellow, orange and greenfor colours) and its body had a pink rim.

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4 Comments

oxyjack
oxyjack 10 years ago

Happy to help. =)

reeoooe
reeoooe 10 years ago

thanks oxyjack and martinl! it really is a jewel bug/ scutellerid! But it is really hard to pinpoint which exact species it is. they look gorgeous though :)

oxyjack
oxyjack 10 years ago

That is one gorgeous Scutellerid. Our California species are so dull in comparison.

MartinL
MartinL 10 years ago

This is a hemipteran (true bug) from the family Scutelleridae. The wings are covered by a single shield called a scutellum. Called a sheild backed, or jewel bug, it is similar to but not quite like this one http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

reeoooe
Spotted by
reeoooe

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Mar 10, 2012
Submitted on Mar 10, 2012

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