Black and White Seed Bug
S1: Wings
Ellura
Pacific Damsel Bug
Dorsal, ~8mm
 
                      
Black and White Seed Bug (Dieuches nudus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Seed Bug (Lygaeoidea, Rhyparochromidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black and White Seed Bug (Dieuches nudus)
This Photo:     S2: ventral

Thank you Prof Előd Kondorosy for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~9mm long. 4 segmented antennae, with wings are shorter than the body.
Note the large spur, along with other smaller spines, under each front femur (thigh).
We photographed 2 specimens in Nov & Dec.
Both lost the end of one of their legs.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Nov-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.