Rutherglen Bug
Ventral
Ellura
Peaceful Seed Bug
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Peaceful Seed Bug (Spilostethus pacificus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Seed Bug (Lygaeoidea, Lygaeidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Peaceful Seed Bug (Spilostethus pacificus)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you Danilo Lüdke for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~11mm long.
A very orange and black bug which is covered in short, fine hairs.

Similar Species: Horehound Bug (Agonoscelis rutila) : Red-banded Seed-eating Bug (Melanerythrus mactans) : Red Eyes Bug (Leptocoris mitellatus)

Copyright © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Nov-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.