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Spiny Orange assassin bugs

Gminatus australis

Description:

A small cluster of about 5 of these appeared on a gum tree stem. Body length was about 18mm.

Habitat:

In a nature reserve adjacent to a large reservoir.

Notes:

I wonder how so many adults would appear in one place when nymphs are highly mobile and self sufficient as they develop. Only two Gminatus species - Gminatus wallengreni seems to be more northerly distribution.
family: REDUVIIDAE
subfamily: HARPACTORINAE
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 19, 2014
Submitted on Nov 19, 2014

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