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Hibiscus Harlequin Bug or Cotton Harlequin Bugs

Tectocoris diophthalmu

Description:

"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" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tectocoris_...

Habitat:

The bugs feed on plants of MALVACEAE includes hibiscus and cotton. South East Queensland - http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

6 Comments

LeanneGardner
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
JanBowman 9 years ago

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

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Scutelleridae, Tetrocoris diophtalmus, male??

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

What a beautiful stink bug!

JanBowman
Spotted by
JanBowman

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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

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