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Subject: bug in Panama garden
Location: Bqquete, Chiriqui province, Panama
December 29, 2012 10:42 pm
I watched this for ages in the garden in Boquete , there were 4 of the same on the one branch and did not seem interested in going anywhere even when I got really close. they were about the size of a thumbnail. I have never seen anything like this before and would love to know what it is, is it poisonous etc.
Signature: Thanks, Carol

Giant Mesquite Bug Nymph

Giant Mesquite Bug Nymph

Hi Carol,
This colorful individual is an immature Giant Mesquite Bug in the genus
Thasus.  Not only is it not poisonous, it is actually edible.

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Location: Panama

6 Responses to Giant Mesquite Bug nymph from Panama

  1. Emily Teresa says:

    I am a photo editor at Scholastic and working on a bug book. We would like to know if we may have permission to use an image found on your website:
    https://www.whatsthatbug.com/2012/12/30/giant-mesquite-bug-nymph-3/. The title of the book is called, HOW RUDE! BUGS WHO WON’T MIND THEIR MANNERS. The rights for this are World, print and digital run of 75,000 in English language. If this is not your photo, would you be able to send me the copyright owner’s info or forward this message to them?

    We are looking to have the book complete by end of the year, so your earliest response would be appreciated. Thanks!



    • bugman says:

      Thank you for your interest in an image found on our site. Our release form gives us the right to post images and text from submissions onto our site and to use in other What’s That Bug? authorized publications. We are unable to contact Carol who originally submitted this image, but since you have made this request as a comment on the appropriate posting, Carol may contact you. Please credit the photographer as Carol and please also cite https://www.whatsthatbug.com as the location where the image was originally published.

  2. Alexis says:

    I thought I had just discovered a new bug because o the ten years that I have been living her I have never seen this bug in my life than god it is nt poinous because u have 7 sibiing and if they got bit or stung by it they could be in grave danger and have t go ton the hospital.

  3. Silvia says:

    My cousin found the bug where he lives in Mexico and I thing it’s the same bug. He would like more info on the bug

  4. Reynaldo Bustamante says:

    I found 2 days ago a big one in my garden in San Salvador, El Salvador and yesterday a small one. People told me its Chagas and aome that it is a dangerous bug. One asked me how I managed to paint it so beautifully. I took photos of both.

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