Long Broad-headed Bug
Colour Variation
Wingless Coreid Bug
S2, Male, dorsal
Long Broad-headed Bug (Mutusca brevicornis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Broad-headed Bug (Coreoidea, Alydidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Long Broad-headed Bug (Mutusca brevicornis)
This Photo:     🔍Ventral🔎

Thank you Tony Daley for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
About 15mm long, with varying levels of green colours on the body.
2 specimens found in June (Ellura) & November (Adelaide Hills)

Similar Species: Pacific Damsel Bug (Nabis kinbergii)

Copyright © 2019-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Jun-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.