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Second instar I think. About 9mm long and sporting the colours of our indigenous peoples flag these are a very pretty bug.
On a kangaroo apple bush in a local nature reserve. Wally Tew Reserve.
These are a type of 'cotton stainer' bug but endemic to south-eastern Australia. They are a bane of gardeners in this country but I like them.
Next instar can be seen here https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/23...
Adult form here https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/18...