Home - Soapberry Bugs of the World

Image of the Month - August 2011

Leptocoris augur feeding on cf. Koelreuteria seed

Jung-Ming Wang captured this incredibly detailed image of a brachypterous female Leptocoris augur feeding (likely on Koelreuteria) in Taiwan. Notice the folded beak; contrary to how it may initially appear when not in use, the beak is composed of four segments and is very flexible. Please click the link below to see more of his insect photography.