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Squash bug

Molipteryx hardwikii

Description:

1.5 inches long. horned projections on upper thorax. well armored hind legs. seen sucking juices from plant stems.

Habitat:

Found in the foliage in the middle of Stone Forest National Park, Kunming, China.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Leaf-footed Bug
Molipteryx sp. Genus Molipteryx · iNaturalist.org


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5 Comments

psudoscorpion
psudoscorpion a year ago

Thanks Bayucca! Hardwikii seems to bear the same projections.

bayucca
bayucca a year ago

Coreidae, Coreinae, Mictini, Molipteryx sp.. Not really sure about the species. Common ones are Lunata and Harwickii. Definitely not Fuliginosa.
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psudoscorpion
psudoscorpion a year ago

Thanks Neil. I really hope to figure out what this is, I have never seen a Hemiptera with such severe projections.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Wow, that is quite amazing. Nice spotting.

psudoscorpion
Spotted by
psudoscorpion

昆明市 (Kunming), 云南省, Paracel Islands

Spotted on Mar 21, 2019
Submitted on May 16, 2019

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