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Stink bug, Paracritheus trimaculatus

on 9th May 2022

Soh Kam Yung shared with BESGroup a photograph of a Stink Bug, Paracritheus trimaculatus, spotted at Tampines Eco Green on 16 April 2022. It was laying eggs. Those white spots on the back look like a face.

On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/111633708 ]

Photo by Soh Kam Yung. An adult Paracritheus trimaculatus laying eggs on a leaf.

 

 

Family                         : Pentatomidae (shield bugs or stink bugs)

Interesting snippets    : The family name describes the antennae which are divided into 5 segments. They are phytophagous and the three large, white spots make them stand out from other shield bugs. Although they are not rare, not much is known about them.

 

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