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Pod-sucking Bug

Riptortus serrites

Description:

About 2 inches long, some sort of true bug. Black back and brown body.

Habitat:

A beach lettuce plant in port Douglas, Australia

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
Pod-sucking Bug
Riptortus serrites Pod-Sucking Bug - Riptortus serripes


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5 Comments

thrownshuriken
thrownshuriken 6 years ago

Ok thanks for the tips. I will try to get better angles from now on :)

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Hemiptera/True Bugs, Alydidae/Broad-headed Bugs, Riptortus serripes.
http://eol.org/data_objects/24914027
http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Tax...
Most of the bugs can only be named, if we can see the whole bug, preferably also from the side and the undersite. Maybe some details of the head as well. Quite ambitious my "wishlist", I know, but for beetles and bugs and other insects it is important that we get as much pictures as possible for an ID. And many of the bugs do not always what we would like they should do ;-)...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I notice a lot of your spottings show half a creature. For ID's it's probably better to show the whole thing. :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

or have a look at bean bug... Melanacanthus species

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

This looks like a 'damsel bug' (family Nabidae) It would have a stabbing mouth part like assassin bugs for sucking out arthropod juices. Mmmm...

thrownshuriken
Spotted by
thrownshuriken

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 2, 2014
Submitted on Jan 5, 2014

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