Acacia Horned Treehopper
Ellura
Grey Big-eyes Bug
S5, dorsal, Red Marks
 
                      
Grey Big-eyes Bug (Unicageocoris griseus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Big-eyes Bug (Lygaeoidea, Geocoridae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Grey Big-eyes Bug (Unicageocoris griseus)
This Photo:     🔍S4, dorsal, Red Marks🔎

Thank you Danilo Lüdke for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~4.5mm long.
We thought the different coloured bugs shown here (red abdominal marks vs green) may have been a different species. But Danilo considers them to be the same species. We can only assume the colour variation is perhaps due to their food source; or perhaps gender. The green specimens also have have less black on their abdomen.

Copyright © 2020-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Nov-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.