Pacific Damsel Bug
Water Boatman
Pacific Damsel Bug (Nabis kinbergii)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Damsel Bug (Nabidae)
Species: Pacific Damsel Bug (Nabis kinbergii)
This Photo:     Ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Like Assassin Bugs, these are predatory on other insects (ie carnivorous). Notice the strong front legs as well, to hold the prey.

Similar Species: Brown Senna Bug (Melanacanthus cf scutellaris) : Long Broad-headed Bug (Mutusca brevicornis)

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.