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Horehound bug

Agonoscelis rutila

Description:

An orange stink bug feeding on the butterfly bush Buddleja davidii.

Habitat:

This bush is common in flower gardens but this one was planted on the top of a mountain.


1 species ID suggestions

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 5 years ago
Horehound bug
Agonoscelis rutila

3 Comments

Same order/suborder but there it stops.

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

Thanks Paul. That is certainly correct.
It's not one that I had seen yet but it appears to have been sighted over most parts of Australia.
Thanks for your suggestion Malcolm, they do look similar.

Is this related to the Firebugs? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firebug

Lat: -37.39, Long: 144.58

Spotted on Feb 13, 2014
Submitted on Feb 13, 2014

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