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Description

About 15mm long. Very dark red elytra with bright red margins and tiny spots of white all over. The rest of the bug is an almost iridescent pink red. Resting under light on a stone wall in an outer urban back yard. This is a particularly dark specimen. They are also called 'Red fungus bug'. Also accidentally introduced to the northern parts of New Zealand although there is a theory that they may have been 'blown' over there by prevailing weather patterns.
order: HEMIPTERA
suborder: AUCHENORRHYNCHA
infraorder: FULGOROMORPHA
superfamily: FULGOROIDEA
family: ACHILIDAE
subfamily: Achilinae
tribe: Achilini

Date & Time

2014-11-26 05:53 PM [Melbourne]

Location

-37.899579 , 145.311161 : 175.2 m

Near Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia

Discussion




NS Observation No. 54F55B1CED2A8945A10004E1
Created 2015-03-03 05:56 PM (about 4 years ago)
Created By Mark Ridgway
Updated 2015-03-03 06:01 PM (about 4 years ago)
Updated By Mark Ridgway
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