TWO DIFFERENT COLOUR MORPHS OF STIRETRUS DECEMGUTTATUS (LEPELETIER & SERVILLE, 1828) (HEMIPTERA: HETEROPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE: ASOPINAE) FEEDING AND MATING AT THE SAME TIME

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Torsten van der Heyden
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4138-7160

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On 02.12.2017, Oscar C. B. Neto was able to make an interesting observation in his backyard in Benedito Novo, Santa Catarina, Brazil: Two different colour morphs of Stiretrus decemguttatus could be photographed while they were mating and feeding at the same time (Fig. 1). One specimen was feeding on a larva, while the other one was feeding on an Asopine, probably another colour morph of S. decemguttatus or a specimen of S. erythrocephalus. Both species have similar blue colour patterns which differ in tibial expansions and median abdominal spine (Thomas, 1992), characters which are not visible in Figure 1.

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van der Heyden, T. (2018). TWO DIFFERENT COLOUR MORPHS OF STIRETRUS DECEMGUTTATUS (LEPELETIER & SERVILLE, 1828) (HEMIPTERA: HETEROPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE: ASOPINAE) FEEDING AND MATING AT THE SAME TIME. ACTA ENTOMOLOGICA SERBICA, 23(1). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1209835
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