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Seed bug

Daerlac cephalotes

Description:

A small ant mimic seed bug. Family Rhyparochromidae

Notes:

Thanks Tom for steering me in the right direction http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/showima... http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

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6 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

No doubt.... Martin and Tom...
I was referring Head part of this Bug...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhyparochro...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alydidae

MartinL
MartinL 11 years ago

Thanks Tom and Ashish.
It does look like a broad headed bug.
Tom has recognized the correct family and then it was easy to ID from a local website.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

First look give of Braod headed Bug.

Tom15
Tom15 11 years ago

Martin, isn't nature always interesting! I think you nailed the ID!

MartinL
MartinL 11 years ago

Thank you Tom. Of course that is correct. I notice that my powers of observation decline when I already assume that I know what it is. Maybe that is how mimicry works in the first place. How does this ID look to you? Daerlac cephalotes http://lifeunseen.com/index2_item_4908.p...

Tom15
Tom15 11 years ago

Nice spotting. It's actually a true bug in the family Rhyparochromidae.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Gisborne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 3, 2013

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