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Mirid bug



Tiny orange and white insect with bent antennae and popping eyes. About 4mm long. Working hard on some new spring flowers.


On pomaderris shrub in a local nature reserve.


Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Cimicomorpha
Superfamily: Miroidea
Yet to find species

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Not a word. Sometimes with them silence is tacit approval though and after searching through the galleries at museum and CSIRO I am convinced of Miridae. I am going with that. Still hoping for genus.species.

bayucca 5 years ago

Any news from your experts??

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Ahh you've gone Miridae too.. that makes me happier. I'll see if our museum people can help. Thanks!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Ha ha !! Serves me right for putting things up as fast as I can. Thanks Doc.

bayucca 5 years ago

I think it is a reddish penguin. There are no Lygidae, but Lygaeidae. Just in case you were lost in the Australian ice desert during looking for penguins ;-)

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.86, Long: 145.32

Spotted on Sep 13, 2014
Submitted on Sep 13, 2014

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