Flying Cockroach Family?
Location: Chon Buri, Thailand
May 4, 2012 3:21 am
Hi there, Teacher Becky here again reporting from our First Grade classroom in Chon Buri, Thailand.
This guy was found today squirming on his back when the rain started. He flies. We caught him for observation. His underside is more interesting than his top side.
Signature: Teacher Becky
Dear Teacher Becky,
This sure looks to us like a Litchi Stink Bug, Tessaratoma papillosa, or a closely related Giant Stink Bug or Giant Shield Bug in the family Tessaratomidae. You can read more about the Litchi Stink Bug on the PlantWise website.