Lyramorpha cf. maculifer. A female giant shield bug...
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Image #cld1414030
SpeciesLyramorpha cf. maculifer
LocalityPapua, Indonesia
DescriptionA female giant shield bug (family Tessarotimidae) exhibiting maternal care of her newly hatched nymphs. Like other shield bugs, tessarotimids utilize chemical defenses and are capable of squirting a caustic liquid when disturbed. 
Keywordsbug | care | defense | fauna | giant | guinea | hemiptera | insect | irian | jaya | juvenile | maternal | new | shield | tessaratomidae | west | young

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