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Post by Conchiolin » Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:15 pm

Hellllllo guys!

Met with this heteropteran and couldn't figure out what it was....
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Post by D. Cilia » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:01 pm

family Ligaenidae, no idea beyond that though! welcome back conch!!

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Post by Conchiolin » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:52 am

Thanks.. :-D

Youch family: Lygaeidae such a big family on our islands.

Could it be the Asphodel bug....Capsodes lineolatus?
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Post by D. Cilia » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:41 pm

Hmmm no... those bugs are more orange-reddish and instantly recognizable. It might a be an uncommon species as I've never seen like it. Did you take any note of the plant it was on?

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Post by Conchiolin » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:20 am

The plant he's on right now is Medicago polymorpha. I'm not sure if it's the plant he feeds on....

The following is the Capsodes lineolatus right:
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Post by Conchiolin » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:35 am

By the way i found this bug on sicilian squill at dingli and i must say this plant is very popular with insects.
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Post by D. Cilia » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:50 pm

Yes, that is Capsodes! Very frequent on squill and asphodel (the so-called Ermes habitat). Keep those pics coming!

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