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Seed bug

Daerlac cephalotes


A small ant mimic seed bug. Family Rhyparochromidae


Thanks Tom for steering me in the right direction

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

No doubt.... Martin and Tom...
I was referring Head part of this Bug...

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 11 years ago

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

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

Tom15 11 years ago

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

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Gisborne, Victoria, Australia

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

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