Alfacuria Posted June 16, 2012 Share Posted June 16, 2012 I have found a bunch of these near my house next to a golden rain tree and am currently trying to raise them. Info on what i learned about them so far. Food: they apparently eat golden rain tree seeds and i have read they also tend to congregate around fruits such as plums, peaches , chinaberry, and apples and i have seen them sucking the juices out of their dead relatives. Appearance: they have red shoulders and the rest of the body is a bluish black for adults, for nymphs they have reddish abdomens and as they get older they start to develop the wings. Behavior: they are not known to cannibalize each other when live exceptions include when dead though. they like to congregate together in groups especially under shade.though they have wings they are not normally known to fly. the only times i have seen them fly was when i tried knocking them down from some high position. They are not stink bugs so dont worry about nasty odors being emitted. Size:they are around a few centimeters in length and a couple of centimeters or less in width breeding: I have seen some of the golden rain tree bugs i have breeding one particular pair to be connected for now a few days which is surprising. i have yet to see eggs though. lifespan:i heard they live for a few months to a year especially if they live through the winter months http://www.google.com/imgres?q=golden+rain+tree+bug&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1420&bih=658&tbm=isch&tbnid=eOib2fn1rne1sM:&imgrefurl=http://www.emergencypestpatrol.com/library_seasonal&docid=VkXlU9bU6siOCM&imgurl=http://www.emergencypestpatrol.com/files/1934711/uploaded/Goldenraintreebug.jpg&w=640&h=480&ei=TB3cT__7LYO-2gXg4IzGDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=291&vpy=149&dur=1281&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=129&ty=131&sig=111774406532046043160&page=1&tbnh=138&tbnw=179&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,i:77 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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