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Carpocoris cf. pudicus  Animal,Animalia,Arthropoda,Bulgaria,Carpocoris,Carpocoris pudicus,Chepan mountain,Europe,Geotagged,Hemiptera,Insect,Insecta,Nature,Pentatomidae,Pentatomoidea,Shield bug,Spring,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. beautiful shot! I love that mustard yellow! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Lisa! Posted one year ago
  2. Hi Jivko, excellent image(!), but this is certainly not fuscispinus. This is either pudicus or purpureipennis and "officially" - or maybe I should say "mostly" - these two are hard to separate from photos as both are variable in colour _and_ shape and there is a large range where the variation in shapes overlaps between the two. Serious identification should hence be based on genitalia. To me, this one seems to fall much more into the pudicus side of the range than purpureipennis, so I could live with it being identified as pudicus for the sake of finding it back, but would certainly suggest to make the photo title reflect some uncertainty such as maybe "Carpocoris cf. pudicus" to alert viewers to this situation.
    Cheers, Arp
    Posted one year ago
    1. Hi Arp, thanks for the correction. I shall change the ID as you suggest. But please, why do you think it is not fuscipinus?
      Posted one year ago
  3. Hi Jivko,
    Easiest to recognize, is that the black marking on the apex of the shoulders is along the postero-lateral side on fuscispinus and mediterraneus and along the antero-lateral side on pudicus and purpureipennis
    But the habitus of fuscispinus is also quite different:
    The shoulders are wider, more pointed as well as the complete shape of the pronotum such as inclinations on the antero-lateral margins etc.
    The shape of the scutellum is also different - the apical third - or the "tip" if you will - is narrower on fuscispinus.
    Here is a good fuscispinus for comparison:
    Carpocoris fuscispinus  Pietersberg Carpocoris fuscispinus is quite rare in the Netherlands and for a long time only known from the south of Limburg, but recently it has been extending its range it would seem. I was lucky to find it twice already :o)  Carpocorini,Carpocoris,Carpocoris fuscispinus,Geotagged,Heteroptera,Netherlands,Pentatomidae,nl: Beemdkroonschildwants


    Note that at the moment there are a few other images under that name on JD that are misidentified - I've added comments to those.
    Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    1. Arp, thank you so much! I appreciate your help.
      BTW, I am sure there are some more misidentified species in JD. Many of us, contributors, are just amateur photographers and misidentification is often possible. So when you find such an image and add your note and the author does not respond then, you can change the ID directly.
      Posted one year ago
      1. Hi Jivko, yes I don't have a big problem with changing IDs on images uploaded by someone else, but I do prefer to also notify the author, especially when I'm not 101% sure. Quite often it is very hard or even impossible to issue a reliable ID from photo and it is often easier to say what it is _not_ than saying exactly what it is instead ... Posted one year ago
        1. Hi Arp, yes, I do agree completely! Posted one year ago

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''Carpocoris pudicus'' is a species of shield bug in the Pentatomidae family.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Mar 31, 2020. Captured May 11, 2019 10:35 in 8103, Golemo Malovo, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/5.0
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO400
  • 70mm