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Squash bug

Molipteryx hardwikii


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


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 ·

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psudoscorpion a year ago

Thanks Bayucca! Hardwikii seems to bear the same projections.

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 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.

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昆明市 (Kunming), 云南省, Paracel Islands

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

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