bugs Calliphara nobilis
Family Pentatomidae updated
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