Taxonomy

Thyreocoris scarabaeoides | Negro Bug

Distribution

Species Biology

Identification

The Scarab bug is very small. All black, shiny covered with puncture marks. It does not have crossing-over effect of wings that are characteristic of bugs, making this species look more like a beetle. 

Habitat

Found in dry and warm sandy sites, such as sand dunes. 

Life cycle

Adults can be found throughout the year. Nymphs are seen from June to August. 

Similar species

Could be mistaken for small dung beetles.

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

This species is known from only two sites in the south-east of Ireland; The Raven and Ballyteigue, both in Co. Wexford.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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