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Gum tip-wilter bug

Amorbus alternatus

Description:

Large common coreid bug sporting dull brown colors, strong hind legs and yellow tips. Nymphs are very colorful (pics#2&3 show two instars)

Habitat:

On blackwood (Acacia) tree.

Notes:

Nymphs spotted on an earlier occasion in the same park (January 2012)

No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

The plant is Acacia. This seems odd because venation is parallel while all cotyledons should have leaves with a branched vein pattern. But some Acacias have phyllodes (a flattened leaf stem) and no true leaves at all.

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

lovely !
is it sitting on a milkweed plant?

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.80, Long: 145.28

Spotted on Feb 18, 2012
Submitted on Feb 18, 2012

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