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