Thorn bug

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Thorn bug
Scientific name: Umbonia Crassicornis
Commonly Found: South Africa, Mexico
Length : up to 10 mm


thorn bug facts

Thorn bug are best known for their enlarged and ornate pronotum which most often resembles thorn -hence their name
These thorns are believed to aid camouflage where its appearance discourage birds and birds and other predators from eating it if only by mistakenly confusing it with a thorns
"Thorn bugs" are a variable species as to size color and structure and while in some species the pronotum is a horn like extension others can form more bizarre shapes
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