Troilus luridus

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Troilus luridus
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Adult Troilus luridus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Superfamily: Pentatomoidea
Family: Pentatomidae
Genus: Troilus
Species: T. luridus
Binomial name
Troilus luridus
(Fabricius, 1775) [1]

Troilus luridus is a species of shield bug.


Final instar nymph

Troilus luridus is a large predatory shieldbug in the family Pentatomidae. It measures about 10 to 12 mm in length.[2]

The shieldbug has an orange band on the penultimate antennal segment. The legs are brown and the scutellum lacks an orange tip.[3]

It is one of four carnivorous species found in Britain of the predominantly phytophagous insect family Pentatomidae.[4]