Yellow Backswimmer
Ventral
Ellura
Horehound bug
Feeding
 
    
Horehound bug (Agonoscelis rutila)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Species: Horehound bug (Agonoscelis rutila)

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Even though Horehound is introduced, this bug is native.
Bright orange with black blotches on top and black stripes under.
Black legs.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Jun-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.