Ant-mimicking Seed Bug
Rostrum extended
Adelaide Hills
Ant-mimicking Seed Bug
Ant-mimicking Seed Bug (Daerlac cephalotes)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Seed Bug (Lygaeoidea, Rhyparochromidae)
Species: Ant-mimicking Seed Bug (Daerlac cephalotes)
This Photo:     🔍Rostrum folded up🔎

Thank you Prof Előd Kondorosy for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
We thought it looked very similar to D. cephalotes; but we weren't sure because of the excess red on the shoulders and lack of black lateral lines on the back.

Copyright © 2016-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Oct-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.