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Banana-spotting bug nymph

Amblypelta lutescens lutescens


About 10mm in length has two black raised balls on the back. These balls are surrounded by white rings.


Found on a Choko vine.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Banana spotting bug
Amblypelta lutescens lutescens Spotting Bugs In Macadamias | MPC Growers Site

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Kate Russo
Kate Russo 12 years ago

Sounds about right hey

Nicholas4 12 years ago

The spots on its abdomen are probably trying to disguise it To look like spider eyes..

Kate Russo
Kate Russo 12 years ago

Ahh! Thanks for the identification!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

Banana spotting bug nymph - useful in growing macadamia

VivBraznell 12 years ago


Latimeria 12 years ago

Looks like the nymph of a true bug (Order Hemiptera)...maybe in the family Lygaeidae or around there.

MartinL 12 years ago

It's a spy cam. Your garden is bugged

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

Strange little guy - I like his black shoes.

Kate Russo
Spotted by
Kate Russo

4518, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Dec 15, 2011
Submitted on Dec 15, 2011

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