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Red shield bug
The Red shield bug (Carpocoris mediterraneus), also known as the Mediterranean stink bug or skull shield-bug, belongs to the genus Carpocoris, in the order Hemiptera and Rhynchota, the suborder true bugs (Heteroptera), the infraorder Pentatomomorpha, the superfamily Pentatomoidea, the family Pentatomidae, the subfamily Pentatominae and the tribe Carpocorini. Carpocoris mediterraneus atlanticus is a subspecies of this bug.

The red shield bug is particularly prevalent in the Mediterranean region, as far north as Austria, and as far east as Iran.



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