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Hibiscus Harlequin Bug or Cotton Harlequin Bugs

Tectocoris diophthalmu


"brightly coloured convex and rounded shield-shaped bug with a metallic sheen that grows to about 20 mm. Adult females are mostly orange and males are both blue and red or orange"


The bugs feed on plants of MALVACEAE includes hibiscus and cotton. South East Queensland -


LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Lovely beetle Jan!

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 9 years ago

Beautiful shot!

Beautiful Jan,awesome spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing

JanBowman 9 years ago

Yes - I think you are correct bayucca - I will update.

bayucca 9 years ago

Scutelleridae, Tetrocoris diophtalmus, male??

KarenL 9 years ago

What a beautiful stink bug!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Mar 9, 2013

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