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Stink bug

Commius elegans

Description:

This one has a heart. Happy valentines day!!!

Habitat:

On Cherry Ballart (Exocarpos cupressiformis) together with nymphs and probable eggs.

Notes:

I found the nymph together with the adults which solved an earlier ID mystery of two similar nymphs; http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/123... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/169... They are found along the east coast of Aaustralia. http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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4 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Mystery solved, Martin. Good job!
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2008/12/13/u...

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

And thanks Leanne

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

Thanks Leuba.
I am confident yours are Commius elegans, the same as mine.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

What a perfect find for Valentine's Day ! The adults are attractive.

Martin, I am so pleased that you've sorted the ID for this one. Could you please have a look at my spotting (also on Cherry Ballart)
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/115...
and let me know if they are Commius elegans nymphs. Thanks.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

How cool! Happy Valentines Day Martin :)

Lat: -37.39, Long: 144.58

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

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