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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rainbow Shield Bug nymphs (Calidae dregii)

Family Scutelleridae
It is easy to see where they get their names from but I could not find any adults which look much the same as these nymphs.

They are about 1.5cm in length with a red underside and breed on sunflowers, tobacco and various other plants.


Gaelyn said...

An amazing example of nature's colorful art.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It sure is Gaelyn. That is why I love what I am doing.

Becky said...

Joan, I have been bad and have not been visiting my favorite blogs. A lot going on here, and I don't have time on the computer like I used to, but I think about you often. Love the colors of these creatures. I think we have something similar here, but don't know the name.
Take care my friend. I'd love to hear from you.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Becky, It is so good to hear from you. I will leave a message on your blog.