1 Harlequin Beetle and 3 Pentatomid Bugs

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1 Harlequin Beetle and 3 Pentatomid Bugs
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Palumbo, Luke ( donor )


General Note:
Harlequin Beetle: Order: Coleoptera. Family: Cerambycidae. Species: Acrocinus longimanus. Distribution: South Mexico to Brazil. Size: Up to 76 mm (3 inches) in length. Diet: Tree sap. Diurnal. The species name "longimanus" is a Latin reference to the extremely long forelegs of the beetle. On a male, the front legs are longer than the entire body of the beetle. These legs are used to attract females and navigate tree branches. 3 Pentatomid Bugs: Order: Hemiptera. Family: Pentatomidae. Common names include stink bug and shield bug. Distribution: Found everywhere except Antarctica. Diet: Herbivore, eats foliage. Some species are considered pests because of the damage they cause to crops. Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/708166/harlequin-beetle /// Iowa State University Department of Entomology, Bug Guide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/182

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