What’s That Bug? i/d help required
Location: Panti Forest, Johor, Malaysia
April 3, 2012 3:54 am
I came across this weirdly shaped bug. Would be grateful if someone can help with the i/d. So far my surfing has not surfaced anything even remotely alike.
Signature: rgds lpb
Dear rgds lpb,
My, this is an unusual looking True Bug. We did a web search of Heteroptera and Malaysia and quickly identified your Shield Bug as Mucanum patibulum on the Heteroptera, un site pour les punaises. There is an additional photo on the Canon Digital Photography Forum website devoted to Shield Bugs.
Good morning Daniel
Many, many thanks for the i/d and links. Most appreciated
btw just curious, which country are you emailing from?
Ms Lim Poh Bee
You are welcome Ms Lim Poh Bee,
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