Red-banded Seed-eating Bug
Dorsal
Ellura
Red-banded Seed-eating Bug
Ventral
 
    
Red-banded Seed-eating Bug (Melanerythrus mactans)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)
Species: Red-banded Seed-eating Bug (Melanerythrus mactans)
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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.

Copyright © 2019- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Sep-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.