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Hibiscus Harlequin Bug

Tectocoris diophthalmus

Description:

The Hibiscus Harlequin Bug sucks sap from hibiscus plants, bottle trees and related species. Its main foodplant is the native Beach Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus). 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.

Habitat:

The Hibiscus Harlequin Bug is found in coastal dunes, rainforest, open forest and gardens in northern and eastern Australia,

Notes:

Connor found this one and we wrongly called it a stink bug, it is a jewel bug.

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2 Comments

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

Here's the spotting of Kaz's that we were talking about today: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/897...

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Megs18
Spotted by
Megs18

4551, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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