Pacific Damsel Bug
Ventral
Murray Mallee Region
Golden-shouldered Backswimmer
Dorsal
 
      
Needle Bug (Ranatra dispar)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Water Scorpions (Nepidae)
Species: Needle Bug (Ranatra dispar)
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General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Mar-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.