Batman Bug

Batman Bug

Observation - Batman Bug - Southern Africa. Description: This bug (approx. 1.7cm long) is similar in many ways to the Yellowheart Lovebug (Solenosthedium liligerum). However, in place of the three yellow spots on the rear of the abdomen, it has a single large yellow marking (which reminded me of the batman embl

This bug (approx. 1.7cm long) is similar in many ways to the Yellowheart Lovebug (Solenosthedium liligerum). However, in place of the three yellow spots on the rear of the abdomen, it has a single large yellow marking (which reminded me of the batman emblem). I have seen a huge degree of variation in the patterns on these bugs, but I am not certain if this is within species variation or variation between species.