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Cotton Harlequin Bug

Tectocoris diophthalmus

Description:

Length about 15 mm. The body is rounded and convex. Its colour varies, from pale orange to heavily patterned with metallic green, blue and red

Notes:

Females lay clusters of eggs around twigs and guard them until they hatch. The nymphs are often a different colour to the adults. The Hibiscus Harlequin Bug is found in coastal dunes, rainforest, open forest and gardens in northern and eastern Australia, New Guinea and some Pacific islands. The Hibiscus Harlequin Bug sucks sap from hibiscus plants, bottle trees and related species. Its main foodplant is the native Beach Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus). It is also a minor pest of cultivated cotton, a member of the hibiscus family Malvaceae, leading to its other common name, the Cotton Harlequin Bug.


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64 Comments (1–25)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 months ago

Thanks DrNamgyalT.Sherpa

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 months ago

'Floored' is the word that this spotting extracts from some one!

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa a year ago

loving the colors. nature is beautiful

Subin S
Subin S a year ago

So Colourful!!

JenKnight
JenKnight a year ago

groovy!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen a year ago

Thanks Ardasha B S

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S a year ago

Omg! So much colorful and shiny!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen a year ago

Thanks EnvUnlimited

an_aikido
an_aikido a year ago

Such an epitome of beauty it is! Wow!

EnvUnlimited
EnvUnlimited a year ago

Surreal!!!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen a year ago

Thanks KrantiAzad

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad a year ago

awesome !

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen a year ago

Thanks Tom15

Tom15
Tom15 a year ago

Wow, great colors and nice photo!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen a year ago

Thanks Luca

LucaFele
LucaFele a year ago

Incredible colors, compliments!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen a year ago

Thanks Evelyn

EvelynWilson
EvelynWilson a year ago

Oh those colors are so beautiful! Beautiful, beautiful. Need to find something that stunning here in the desert!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen a year ago

Thanks Antisa

Antlisa
Antlisa a year ago

That is beautiful.

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen a year ago

Thanks Khathoub

Khathoub
Khathoub a year ago

i am disco dancer! haha nice shot!

ManarHerzallah
ManarHerzallah a year ago

WONDERFUL !!!!!!

MatthewPratt
MatthewPratt a year ago

Pretty

tdphuc
tdphuc a year ago

Beautiful! Bright and shiny!

New South Wales, Australia

Lat: -28.21, Long: 153.52

Spotted on May 16, 2012
Submitted on May 16, 2012

Spotted for mission

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