Ant-mimicking Seed bug
Black and White Seed Bug
S2: dorsal
Black and White Seed Bug (Dieuches nudus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Seed Bug (Rhyparochromidae)
Species: Black and White Seed Bug (Dieuches nudus)
This Photo:     S1: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~9mm long. 4 segmented antennae, with wings are shorter than the body.
Note the large spur, along with other smaller spines, under each front femur (thigh).
We photographed 2 specimens in Nov & Dec.
Both lost the end of one of their legs.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.