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Stink Bugs!

This is the Lychee stink bug, the bane of many farmers, look for them as they infest trees like Longan and Lychee trees and suck the sap.

A great place to find these are in Tai Po Kau nature reserve.

Be careful, as they can release a toxic chemical out their bum...and this can hurt and cause a blister, and hence their other name...."the blister bug"...

These are the colourful juveniles. The adults are almost uniform in appearance and quite drab by comparison.

Fascinating fact: The females always lay exactly 14 eggs!

Their name comes from their foul smelling, and long lasting excretion, to ward off predation.

Here we have a couple of adults...

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