Red Eyes Bug
Ant-mimicking Seed bug
Red Eyes Bug (Leptocoris cf mitellatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Scentless Plant Bug (Rhopalidae)
Species: Red Eyes Bug (Leptocoris cf mitellatus)
This Photo:     Adult

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
A mainly dark grey bug with red/orange highlights.
The instars are very orange/red.
Genital examination is required to separate species within the genus. Accordings to Gross, "This is apparently the commonest of the Australian species and is the only species in Southern Australia." As such we have identified these to species based on location.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Jul-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.