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Red legged bug with foot parasites

Lampromicra aerea

Description:

RED LEGGED BUG Lampromicra aerea. This insect could not walk because of several large yellow lobed appendages on its toes. What could these be? Suggestions please.

Habitat:

The bug was found on Asclepsia (milkweed) in Sydney.

Notes:

The only reference I can find provides no image. http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide... Here is another member of this genus. http://gvcocks.homeip.net/Hemiptera/Scut... http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Find+out+about/... http://www.flickr.com/photos/58356728@N0...

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2 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks Shanna. The culprit is a mystery

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Amazing! Poor thing.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 15, 2013
Submitted on Jan 20, 2013

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