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Sciocoris sideritidis - Details Some details helpful for ID of Sciocoris sideritidis. Full animal here:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88008/sciocoris_sideritidis.html" title="Sciocoris sideritidis"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/88008_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1585785610&Signature=Za0Oy11qYJYLn9YxBbh5LQ7Cp7o%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Sciocoris sideritidis Sciocoris sideritidis. Some details helpful for ID here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/88009/sciocoris_angularis_-_details.html Geotagged,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,La Palma (Canary Islands),Pentatomidae,Pentatominae,Pentatomoidea,Pentatomorpha,Sciocorini,Sciocoris,Sciocoris sideritidis,Spain" /></a></figure><br />
 Geotagged,Hemiptera,Heteroptera,La Palma (Canary Islands),Pentatomidae,Pentatominae,Pentatomoidea,Pentatomorpha,Sciocorini,Sciocoris,Sciocoris sideritidis,Spain Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Awesome! I seriously aspire to your level of documenting details, Arp! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine. I don't find too many Sciocoris, but with the few I have encountered one quickly learns that most are near impossible to ID, unless you get some important details right. This is the first one that I got sufficient photos for to be confident of the ID (mostly the ventral shot proved to be very helpful in this case) ... we live and learn :o) Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
      1. Nice! Do you bring the insects home to get such detailed shots? I have trouble capturing enough detail in the field and am thinking of occasionally collecting some insects for more detailed shots at home, and then releasing them afterwards. Posted 2 months ago
        1. This one I did take "home" to the rented cottage, because I knew they are difficult and wanted to get it right. I also generally do so for some groups that I have special interest in (Ladybirds, Woodlice ...) or larvae that I want to see through to imago to document larval forms (often still badly documented), but other than that mostly I prefer to leave them be and try to get good images in the field (which does usually take longer than my travel companions care for ;o) Posted 2 months ago
          1. Sounds like an ideal approach. I think I'll mostly collect mosquitoes to bring home for more detailed photos. Some larvae, mines, and galls would be useful as well in order to document the life cycles. Posted 2 months ago
  2. wow! :o) beautiful details on such a tiny beautiful creature! Awesome to be able to spot it in the first place. Great find! cheers* Posted one month ago

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Sciocoris (Neosciocoris) sideritidis Wollaston, 1858 is a small Stinkbug in the family Pentatomidae that is known to live on Sideritis (Ironwort) and Sempervivum (a Houseleek).

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Dec 22, 2019. Captured in LP-301, 38712 BreƱa Baja, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.