Peltocopta crassiventris (Bergroth, 1895)


female
P. crassiventris female

P. crassiventris female + nymphs

mating

specimens data : Australia (© Geoff Monteith)

note : Peltocopta is one among several genera of Tessaratomidae which show maternal care behaviour, mainly in the Oncomeriane subfamily, but also in at least one genus of Tessaratominae, Pygoplatys. The second picture shows a female carrying first instat nymphs.


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