Centrocoris variegatus (2)
|Centrocoris variegatus Kolenati, 1845|
Centrocoris variegatus is a very common coreid of cretan fauna. They differ from similar species by the number and length of the spines on the top side of the head and beak length relative to the second pair of coxae.
They feed by sucking plant juices and seeds. It pumps juices from new formed seeds of Beta vulgaris in this picture.
The nymphs develop during summer and winter, but not be able to reproduce until the following spring.
They have well-developed scent glands which give off a foul odor when handled.