Others: Pests

  • Red Shoulder Lycid Beetle - Trichalus ampliatus (Metriorrhynchus ampliatus)
  • Lycid Beetle Metriorrhynchus sp.
  • Green planthopper, Siphanta acuta.
  • Green planthopper.
  • Green planthopper eggs.

The brick-red and black colours of of Lycid Beetle are a warning to predators that the beetle is highly toxic and distasteful.The adults are either nectar feeding, which means they may play a role in pollination, or don’t feed at all. Larvae are soil dwelling and feed on organic material. Generally speaking, they are neither beneficial nor pest – they’re just one of the pieces of the complexity of nature.