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Phylum Arthropoda > Class Insecta
Mangrove shield bugs
Calliphara nobilis
Family Pentatomidae
updated Oct 2016
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.

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

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Aug 03

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Jan 04

Juveniles on Buta buta fruits.
Pulau Ubin, Jan 04

Mangrove shield bugs on Singapore shores

Photos of Mangrove shield bugs for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

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