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Australian harlequin bug

Dindymus versicolor


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
Adult form here

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

I like the paddles on the antennae. Great colours too!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 28, 2021
Submitted on Mar 29, 2021

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