Monthly Archives: March 2011

Brazil Bugs #16 – Outro Percevejo

Another stink bug (family Pentatomidae) from my recent travels to South America, but this one from southeastern Brazil rather than Argentina.  Although the white spot at the apex of the scutellum is a common theme across the family, the jet … Continue reading

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Bichos Argentinos #4 – Balancing Act

I encountered this adult Nezara viridula (southern green stink bug) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in a soybean field in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.  I liked the way it balanced itself on the leaf on which it was sitting to keep its body level. Copyright © Ted … Continue reading

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Bichos Argentinos #3 – “Bicho Torito”

In her appeal for submissions for her upcoming issue of An Inordinate Fondness, Susannah lamented the paucity of beetles in the closing weeks of her northern winter and mentioned in passing that even I had gone more than a week … Continue reading

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Bichos Argentinos #2 – Pseudomyrmex sp.

One of the insects I tracked at La Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina last weekend was this twig ant in the genus Pseudomyrmex.  I had noticed these slender, wasp-like ants previously on trips to the U.S. desert southwest, but … Continue reading

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Bichos Argentinos #1 – Eristalinus taeniops

It figures that perhaps the most striking insect I saw at La Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina would be an introduced species, as the area itself is a man-made reconstruction of the wet Pampas grasslands endemic to coastal areas of the … Continue reading

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La Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur

I spent this past weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina before embarking on a one-week whirlwind tour to visit field sites in several other parts of the country.  It was supposed to be a short rest stop, but I can do nothing of the … Continue reading

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Saludos de Argentina

I was hoping somebody might try to guess in which city the photos in the previous post were taken, but nobody took the bait.  My allusion to a population of 13.1 million people makes for a rather short list, and in fact they were taken in … Continue reading

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