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Gumtree mirid nymph

Rayieria basifer

Description:

At 22mm long with orange and white bands almost everywhere this delicately built nymph reminds me of an undersea creature.

Habitat:

On eucalyptus leaf (possibly E moluccana) in tree-lined sports park.

Notes:

The adult mirid bug looks nothing like this nymph http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/112...
https://sites.google.com/site/insectsoft...

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8 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Mirid

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Hemma, Mayra, Martin - it does look reduviid... hmmm.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Nice colors!!

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

I think you should let the poor katydids off the hook and consider the assassins Reduviidae
http://www.flickr.com/photos/entomopixel...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27748133@N0...

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

lovely spot.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Leanne and Chief.. I've still got nowhere with this ID... a frustrating one.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

He's so cool Argy Bee! Love the name too ;)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Gerardo. While searching for the real one this is the only chance I get to name a species. :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Great spot Argy i love the name :)

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.30

Spotted on Feb 26, 2013
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013

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