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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.

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

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Kate Russo
Kate Russo 9 years ago

Sounds about right hey

Nicholas4 9 years ago

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

Kate Russo
Kate Russo 9 years ago

Ahh! Thanks for the identification!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Banana spotting bug nymph - useful in growing macadamia

VivBraznell 9 years ago


Latimeria 9 years ago

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

MartinL 9 years ago

It's a spy cam. Your garden is bugged

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 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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