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Chelinidae Leaf-footed Bug

Chelinidae tabulata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago
Chelinidea Lef-footed Bug
Chelinidea tabulata Chelinidea tabulata (Burmeister) - Chelinidea tabulata - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

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

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Should be Chelinidea tabulata.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/258306/bgp...

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Querétaro, Mexico

Lat: 20.53, Long: -100.36

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

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