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Phylum Arthropoda > Class Insecta
Mangrove shield bugs
Calliphara nobilis
Family Pentatomidae
updated Nov 2019
Where seen? This colourful insect is sometimes seen in numbers in our mangroves.

Features: Adults about 1-1.5cm long. The larvae are only found on Buta buta trees (Excoecaria algallocha), where they feed on the developing seeds. But the adults may be found in groups under large leaves of any mangrove plant.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Aug 03

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Jan 04

A group of adults.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, May 03

Juveniles on Buta buta fruits.
Pulau Ubin, Jan 04

Mangrove shield bugs on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

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