Thursday, 12 June 2014

Coridius chinensis (Stink Bug) - Sikkim Insect


Coridius chinensis (Stink Bug)
Place : Dalapchand, Rongli, East Sikkim,
Date: January 2, 2012
Pic: Shital Pradhan



Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Arthropoda
Class:              Insecta
Order:            Hemiptera (bugs)
Family:           Dinidoridae
Genus:            Coridius
Species:          C. chinensis

Binomial name: Coridius chinensis (Dallas, 1851).

Other Names:  Stink Bug

Special feature: "Coridius chinensis (Dallas) is eaten by one or more Assamese tribes." (Hoffmann, 1947).

"This species is very commonly used in China in an aphrodisiacal medicine and is on sale in Chinese medicine shops throughout China.  It is called 'Chu Shan Chung' or 'Hai Tao Chung' and was written about in 1590 by Li Shih chen and in 1890 by Fang Shui." (Hoffmann, 1947). (Source: ndsu.nodak.edu)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Is this insect found under the pebbles of the river bed?