Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mallotus Harlequin Bug (Cantao ocellatus ), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This bug is from the family of Scutelleridae under genus of Cantao. The species name is C. ocellatus (Thunberg, 1784)




This bug is so beautiful. It has orange background color of body. The legs is dominated with metallic green color. The metallic green color also existed on the head between the eyes, and some spots at the abdomen side. The pronotum has spiny back. On that orange pronotum, there are eight smaller black marks which two of them has the biggest size. The bigger black marks existed on the elytron. The number of marks also 8 (eight). All the marks are surrounded with bright orange color blended with brownish orange color. The size is about 20mm.

Taxonomy:
Kingdom : Animalia (Animals)
Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class : Insecta (Insects)
Order : Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder : Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Superfamily : Pentatomoidea
Family : Scutelleridae (Shield-backed Bugs)
Genus : Cantao
Species: C. ocellatus
Binomial name : Cantao ocellatus (Thunberg, 1784)

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantao_ocellatus


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