Ant-mimicking Seed Bug
Black and White Seed Bug
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Order:||True Bugs (Hemiptera)|
|Family:||Seed Bug (Rhyparochromidae)|
|Species:||Black and White Seed Bug (Dieuches nudus)|
|This Photo:||S1: dorsal|
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.