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Flag-footed Bug
Anisocelis flavalineata

Location

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Date

26/05/2016

Description

This amazingly colorful bug has warning colors and is best avoided because it is poisonous. Here an adult is sitting on a spectacular maracuya flower. When they are young, the bugs feed on the poisonous sap of the maracuya plant, which renders them poisonous.

Photo Link

https://www.instagram.com/p/BF4y3efg24K/

Learn More

https://bugguide.net/node/view/350568
Christian Ziegler
Tropical biologist turned photojournalist for Max-Planck for Animal Behavior and NatGeo.
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