Saturday, April 28, 2012

Longan Stink Bug (Tessaratoma javanica), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This tessaratomids bug is from the family of Tessaratomidae under genus of Tessaratoma. The species name is Tessaratoma javanica


This bug has light brown color of head, pronotum, scutellum and elytra. The underside of body is white. The size of this bug is about 30mm.  It has small triangular head. Its appearance looks like a giant pentatomid, though it is not from that family. This bug is a major pest in longan (Dimocarpus longan) and rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) plantation. 
  
Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Hemiptera - True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies
Suborder : Heteroptera - True Bugs
Superfamily : Pentatomoidea
Family : Tessaratomidae
Genus : Tessaratoma
Species name : T. javanica
Binomial name : Tessaratoma javanica (Thunberg, - )

References:
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I_PAO7635&res=640
http://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/T/Tessaratoma_javanica/


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Kata kunci: Kumbang busuk, hama, tanaman, buah lengkeng, buah rambutan, warna atas coklat muda, bawah putih, besar