| Graphosoma lineatum subsp. italicum (Müller, 1766)|
Main synonym = Graphosoma italicum MÃ¼ller, 1766
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Heteroptera / Pentatomidae |
| Italian Striped Bug, Minstrel Bug Spallut irrigat|
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Frequent bugs oftrn found plants of the Apiaceae family such as Ferula communis (Giant fennel), Foeniculum vulgare (Anise) and Ridolfia segatum (False fennel). It is characterised and easily identified from its red and black stripes at the dorsal side and red with black dots on the ventral side. Despite that, it is barely eaten by birds or predators because it has a very foul taste. It measures 9-11 mm and males and females are similar in appearance.
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