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The forest bug, ''Pentatoma rufipes'', is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is a common and widespread species found in forests and woodlands worldwide. It is shiny dark brown with red-orange markings on its body and bright orange legs. It is shaped like an escutcheon-type shield, flat, and about 14 millimetres long. Its distinguishing characteristic is a pair of plates extending forward from the shoulders at the front of its dorsal thorax.

The forest bug's main food.. more

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by RMFelix
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Uploaded Nov 13, 2019. Captured Jul 24, 2019 11:59.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO800
  • 50mm