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Monday, April 25, 2016

Poecilocoris latus Dallas, 1848

Poecilocoris latus Dallas, 1848, a beautiful bug and known as a pet of tea plantation. It is a member of Scutelluridae family, Hemiptera/Heteroptera order. Members of the family characteristic with well developed of scutellum and covered the rest part of the body make them be similar to a beetle. They usually very colorful with brighten sport and shining metallic color body. They are true bugs so they life cycle without pupa phrase (incomplete metabolism).

Immature form of Poecilocoris latus Dallas, 1848 - photos taken by Do Thanh Cong

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