Elasmostethus tristriatus

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Elasmostethus tristriatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Shield bug
Genus: Elasmostethus
Species: E. tristriatus
Binomial name
Elasmostethus tristriatus

Elasmostethus tristriatus (also called Juniper Shieldbug) is a species of bugs in Shield bug family. The species are green coloured with pinkish-red corium. They are 9–10.5 millimetres (0.35–0.41 in) in length and are active during warm months. They mate during spring. The larvae feed on berries, while adults feed on juniper. They also feed on Lawson's cypress.[1]

Life cycle[edit]

The larvae appears from June–September after which, the nymphs emerge. The nymphs have 4 stages until adulthood.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Photo and description on Flickr
  2. ^ "Juniper Shieldbugs". Rentokil: Malaysia. Retrieved 10 June 2012.