Red-banded Seed-eating Bug
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||True Bugs (Hemiptera)|
|Family:||Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)|
|Species:||Red-banded Seed-eating Bug (Melanerythrus mactans)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
~8mm long. This specimen seems to have an extra ocellus. We assume this is an aberant mole of sorts, as the ocelli are just above the compound eyes.