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Cotton Harlequin Bug

Tectocoris diophthalmus

Description:

Cotton Harlequin Bug about 24mm long
This one is unusual with no distinct markings and a pale pink/orange colour. Maybe teneral. Incredibly variable.

Habitat:

Found in a nature reserve on native sword grass (Ghania sp.?)

Notes:

Feeds on Malvaceae
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:...

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3 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 months ago

Thought I was glad to get back into Melbourne's fresh air and the next day it was here too.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 11 months ago

Enjoying the big smoke, Mark? Quite literally! Cool spotting. I love his cute little face :)

Tukup
Tukup 11 months ago

Surprised it loses all it's colorful markings as it goes through the stages. Very unusual. Nice catch Mark. Thanks.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Mosman, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 12, 2019
Submitted on Dec 17, 2019

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