True Bug – Shield Bug – Picromerus bidens
Its common name is the “spiked shield bug” and the full taxonomy of Picromerus bidens is:-
- Class – Insecta
- Order – Hemiptera
- Family – Pantatomidae
- Genus – Picromerus
- Species – bidens
The spiked shield bug is predatory, feeding on the larvae of other insects, particularly caterpillars.
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