Ground Dwelling Bug
Red-banded Seed-eating Bug
Green Seed Bug (Lygaeidae sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Seed Bug (Lygaeidae)
Species: Green Seed Bug (Lygaeidae sp)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Thank you to Fabien Piednoir for correcting our error with these

He said "Lygaeidae have 4 antenna segments; 4-segmented antennae are plesiomorphic feature, not characteristic to Lygaeidae, but rather non-Pentatomoidea Pentatomomorpha : Aradoidea + Lygaeoidea + Pyrrhocoroidea + Coreoidea.
Lygaeoidea are actually characterized by the low (4 max) number of wing veins in wing membrane."

Similar Species: Brown Senna Bug (Melanacanthus cf scutellaris)

Copyright © 2016-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Oct-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.