Round Yellow Spotted beetle

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Round Yellow Spotted beetle

Post by MWP admin » Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:42 pm

I have photographed this beetle in a swamp (Chadwick lakes) in end of September and would like to identify it (species name / Maltese name). If someone reckognise this beetle please kindly post a message here.


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The beetle was always on the move and quite difficult to take a photo!
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Post by Ke!tH » Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:45 am

Quite a strangely colored bug!
Personally, I have never encountered one, and is neither picted on any of my local insect books!
I then searched the net for Nezara viridula as I knew that the nymphs of this species have the same structure and dorsal body markings, although they are normally green not black. (refer to http://maltawildplants.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10 )
All the results showed the normal green Nezara, except for one. It was found on: http://insektenbox.de/wanzen/nezvir2.htm
Unfortunately, the site is in German! so I didn't understand anything.
This result may show that the very young Nezara may also be found in a black coloration.
Any indication of the size of the bug may confirm my answer to this picture.[/i]

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Other Nezara bugs, but not 100% similar

Post by MWP admin » Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:58 pm

Click on the large link below for more pics quite similar to the bug posted above (nezara genus), but not perfectely similar. The link comes from a website which has pics of many insects and a very good site to identify insects.

Still need research to conclude if the bug is actually Nezara virduna



http://images.google.com.mt/imgres?imgu ... D%26sa%3DG
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More images of Nezara virduna nymphs

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