Graphosoma lineatum

….Sometimes known as the Italian Striped Bug or Minstrel Bug, G. lineatum is a species of stink bug (Pentatomidae) which occurs throughout most of Europe, North Africa, and the Near East. The striking red and black color of G. lineatum is aposematic, indicating to predators that G. lineatum is unpalatable. Like other stink bugs G. lineatum feeds on plant material and is known to accosiate with members of Apiaceae (typically HeracleumAnthriscus, and Foeniculum spp.) and flowers of Bunium bulbocastanum.


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La punaise arlequin ou Scutellère rayée (Graphosoma lineatum) qui sévit l'été dans mon potager. Apparemment très friande de tomates et d'haricots verts - chose que j'ignorais - mais on peut facilement la repousser en plantant des chrysanthème de Dalmatie près de ses cultures - chose intéressante à savoir. (Ma galerie à carreaux)

Graphosoma semipunctatum

…is a species of stink bug (Pentatomidae) which is distributed throughout the Mediterranean. Graphosoma semipunctatum is very similar in appearance to the closely related Graphosoma lineatumG. semipuncatum can be distinguished from G. lineatumby the presence of two rows of black dots along its protonomum and its entirely red legs. Graphosoma semipunctatum is known to feed mainly feed on members of the Apiaceae. 


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Image: Jeffdelonge