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Pod-Sucking Bug

Riptortus sp. (Family=Alydidae)

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Riptortus serripes http://www.flickr.com/photos/malcolm_nq/...

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3 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago

Thank you latimeria, this is also known as the broad headed bug http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcoin/51761...

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago

Added the nymphs and the ID for this bug

Latimeria
Latimeria 2 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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