Apidaurus cf. conspersus

Broad-headed Bugs

Apidaurus cf. conspersus, broad-headed bug


Family: Alydidae

Subfamily: Alydinae

Length: bug in photo 6.6 mm


All members of the subfamily Alydinae have legumes as host plants.  This fifth star nymph is on its food plant. 

See also Apidarus longistylus.

Photo location: Chaco habitat, 12 km southwest of Filadelfia, Paraguay, along the trans-Chaco highway.

Determined by Dr. Carl Schaefer, professor emeritus, University of Connecticut.

Nymph of Apidarus conspersus on legume, Paraguay image

American Insects site