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Broad-headed Bug

Mutusca brevicornis

Description:

very long narrow bug pale green with tan colourings on wings , antannae and last leg segments....top segment from body of the leg is green

Habitat:

Quiet alot about , spotted atleast 30 ..on long tussock grass and flowering native grasses.

Notes:

This species is also fairly widespread on the mainland and can be easily confused with species of Leptocorisa that occur there, especially the paddy bug (L. acuta). Mutusca can be distinguished by their first antennal segment being largely swollen throughout its length. In Leptocorisa this segment is swollen only at the end. Alydidae (Broad-headed Bugs)

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CharliePrice
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CharliePrice

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Nov 16, 2014
Submitted on Nov 16, 2014

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