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Lychee stink bug

Lyramorpha rosea

Description:

This bright orange Tessaratomidae bug looks more bionic than biological. They are always very different looking than their adults.

Habitat:

Handrail on a bushwalk boardwalk.

Notes:

I am going with Lyramorpha sp. based on one that professor scott found overseas http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/699...

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4 Comments

bg11a1
bg11a1 6 years ago

Great find!

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Thank you DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
Thank you Scott I think there is only one species local to us.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Ahh, found it, very good! Definitely Lyramorpha. Have you looked at Lyramorpha rosea, the lychee stink bug? http://www.ces.csiro.au/aicn/system/c_18... and http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b... and http://www.saveourwaterwaysnow.com.au/01...

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Great spot and striking photo! I liked it.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Nov 26, 2013
Submitted on Dec 4, 2013

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