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Pod-Sucking Bug

Riptortus sp. (Family=Alydidae)


Elongated pale red bug with spines on the pronotum and large spined femur. Nymphs found nearby are probably the same species.


Attending Acacia seed pods. The late instar nymphs were clearly feeding on the acacia seedpods.


Riptortus serripes

No species ID suggestions


MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you latimeria, this is also known as the broad headed bug

MartinL 6 years ago

Added the nymphs and the ID for this bug

Latimeria 6 years ago

Broad-headed bug, family Alydidae.

3078, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.80, Long: 145.01

Spotted on Feb 10, 2012
Submitted on Feb 10, 2012

Spotted for mission

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