Subject: Colorful bug from Peru
Location: peru near Machu Picchu
December 29, 2013 4:01 pm
I have found out that this bug is from Peru, that’s all the info I have.
This is an immature Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae, and we already have it represented in our archives, however the image submitted in 2008 was never identified to the genus or species level. It continues to remind us of the Giant Mesquite Bug nymphs from the genus Thasus, however this individual lacks the modified, flattened antennae feature that is evident in that genus. We are still not able to provide a conclusive identification as we have not had any luck locating other images that match on the internet.