Eggs The eggs are barrel-shaped, averaging mm long by mm wide. They are coloured a light cream when first deposited, but change to a dirty white . Graphosoma lineatum. Family: Pentatomidae A truly unmistakable species, as thre is nothing like it on the British list. There are, however, other species on the. Species: Graphosoma lineatum. Name. Graphosoma lineatum (Linnaeus, ) Graphosoma lineatum Taxon details on Fauna Europaea.

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Graphosoma italicum is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is also known as the Italian striped bug. Graphosoma italicum had been regarded as either a subspecies, or a mere synonym to G.

The validity of G. The body is almost round, with a large shield. The basic color of the upperside of the body is bright red, with wide black longitudinal stripes. The pronotum has six black bands. The antennae are black.


Also the sides of the abdominal segments connexivum are red with many small black spots. The legs grxphosoma black.

The bold red and black warning colours aposematism indicate that the insects are foul-tasting, protecting them from predators.

Graphosoma lineatum, Striped Shield Bug

The nymphs do not have the red-black stripe pattern, instead they are mostly brownish or grayish. These shield bugs are frequently found on the umbels of Apiaceae HeracleumAnthriscusFoeniculumetc.

It prefers warm slopes and meadows located on south-facing slopes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lupoli, Graphosoma lineatum L.

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