Eurygaster testudinaria

Eurygaster testudinaria is a Palearctic shieldbug. It occurs in Europe from the Northern Mediterranean to southern Scandinavia, and East through Central Asia to northern China and Japan.

Eurygaster testudinaria
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E. testudinaria
Binomial name
Eurygaster testudinaria
(Geoffroy, 1785)

This species is very difficult to differentiate from Eurygaster maura but testudinaria has a slight central depression at the front of the head. Its colour similarly varies.

Eurygaster testudinaria feeds on Poaceae (grasses).

ReferencesEdit

  • Ekkehard Wachmann, Albert Melber, Jürgen Deckert: Wanzen. Band 4: Pentatomomorpha II: Pentatomoidea: Cydnidae, Thyreocoridae, Plataspidae, Acanthosomatidae, Scutelleridae, Pentatomidae. (= Die Tierwelt Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Meeresteile nach ihren Merkmalen und nach ihrer Lebensweise. 81. Teil). Goecke & Evers, Keltern 2008, ISBN 978-3-937783-36-9.

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