Small Mealybug
Female, ventral
Pacific Damsel Bug
Pacific Damsel Bug (Nabis kinbergii)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Damsel Bug (Nabidae)
Species: Pacific Damsel Bug (Nabis kinbergii)
This Photo:     Dorsal, ~8mm

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Like Assassin Bugs, these are predatory on other insects (ie carnivorous). Notice the strong front legs as well, to hold the prey.

Similar Species: Brown Senna Bug

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.