Tuesday, September 11, 2012


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I do not have any other shots of this shield bug. It flew away after the first shot; at a garden in Bandar Puteri Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia. The size of this bug is roughly 4 mm long.

Thanks to Paride Dioli for helping me identify this bug.

Family: Plataspididae (often misspelled Plataspidae) are a family of shield bugs native to the Eastern Hemisphere: shining, oval hempteran insects in the superfamily Pentatomoidea - Paride Dioli

Further search found that this shield bug falls under the genus Brachyplatys, species Brachyplatys cf. subaenus. The head of the male and female are similar, black glossy body, with yellow sides at the leading edge and the side edge of the head and pronotum but may differ from individual to individual, some individuals are all black.


I returned to the same site and spotted it again (picture below).

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