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The Bugs or Pentatómidos have a body and a flattened oval pentagonal symmetry. Adults of this species can overcome the centimeter of length, maximum 12 mm.
The head is small and has a pair of googly eyes on either side. The antennae are long and consist of 5 knuckles, showing white spots between them. The identifying characteristics of the species are:
A pronotum (a kind of shield located between the head and abdomen), pink and rough texture.
Abdomen, is covered by hemyélitros (chitinous wings, whose function is to protect the true wings) concolorous with pronotum and membranous wings (wings true) ocher.
Scutellum (triangular piece that sits below the pronotum), brownish and rough.
The abdomen has a margin zebra black and white.
The nymphs have a background of pink or brown, depending on the stage where you are.
This is a kind of very wide distribution: Europe, Asia, North Africa.
For your eating habits is easy to find in forest edges and rims thorny arbustedas, thickets, edges of rivers, lakes and streams.
Both adults and nymphs feed on the sap and fruit pulp of the plants that parasitize. Adults have an average life fertile 4 to 6 months, during which are between 5 and 7 seats with about 30 eggs each. The incubation period is about 15 days, after which the nymphs are born for 6 weeks had 4 or 5 silent wing before moving to adulthood. Metamorphosis is simple, simple or incomplete because the nymphs become adult individual in a continuous manner, without going through a period of inactivity and eating incessantly. The adult-like larvae hatch, they do just that without wings or sexual maturity.
The adults hibernate in rock crevices, tree bark, walls, or under rocks. Adults are triggered as soon as temperatures rise, resulting in intercourse and start about 3-5 weeks later. Adults are active from late April to early September.
This is a species considered a pest and therefore harmful to some crops. To "suck" the sap of plants and fruits used bugs sucking mouthparts, a beak, called face. On the face, jaws and needle-shaped are enveloped by a lip, the whole is normally folded in the ventral part of the body when not in use. Once a fruit has been punctured by this bug does not allow human consumption because saliva left by the insect produces in it a very unpleasant taste.
As a defense mechanism to expel toxic secretions are repulsive.
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