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Orange Assassin bug

Gminatus australis

2 Species ID Suggestions

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago
Pristhesancus plagipennis


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5 Comments

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 9 years ago

Sorry my mistake I put the family name in the scientific name field.....I believe the correct scientific name is Gminatus australia based on the website. I think you captured this insect very nicely!

RachaelB
RachaelB 9 years ago

Thanks Annalisa, that looks a lot more like it and it's distribution is down to Victoria. I wished I'd been able to get a better shot of it's mouthparts - it looks crazy on the website pics!

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 9 years ago

Pristhesancus plagipennis is common assassin bug....your look like Gminatus wallengreni common name orange assassin bug....beautiful pic btw!

RachaelB
RachaelB 9 years ago

Thanks ChicquitaRajawali, I just noticed you uploaded a photo of one as well!

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

Looks like an assassin bug

RachaelB
Spotted by
RachaelB

3078, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 26, 2011
Submitted on Dec 26, 2011

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