Red-banded Seed-eating Bug
Rutherglen Bug
Rutherglen Bug (Nysius vinitor)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)
Species: Rutherglen Bug (Nysius vinitor)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you Dr Marina Cheng 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
It's important to clarify that Marina comfirmed our identification on the 1st photo only. She hasn't seen the others, which we have extrapolated ourselves. As always, id of invert's by photo is always suspect but is the only tool we have. Any photographic site like ours can only be considered a guide. But if you only have photo's too, then matching to ours here is a reasonable guess. Our site is a good start for locals to then begin your research to confirm elsewhere.

Copyright © 2020-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Apr-2020
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.