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Chelinidae Leaf-footed Bug

Chelinidae tabulata


About 12mm in length. Brown in colour, with a white line running down the middle of the head, thorax, and fore wings; wing venation with same lines and some darker patches. Very well camouflaged against the prickly pear.


Found on prickly pear in semi-arid region, after 1st strong rains of the rainy season.


This species was introduced to Australia as a biological control agent against the also introduced prickly pear.

1 species ID suggestions

Chelinidea Lef-footed Bug
Chelinidea tabulata Chelinidea tabulata (Burmeister) - Chelinidea tabulata - BugGuide.Net


Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

As usual, you're spot on, bayucca! Thanks so much.

bayucca a year ago

Should be Chelinidea tabulata.

Querétaro, Mexico

Lat: 20.53, Long: -100.36

Spotted on Jul 10, 2017
Submitted on Jul 12, 2017

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