Graphosoma-lineatum

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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.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Hemiptera-Heteroptera-Pentatomoidea-Pentatomidae-Graphosoma-G. lineatum

Images: Hectonichus and Alvesgaspar