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Red and Black Seed Bug - Scopiastes bicolor

Family Lygaeidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Red and Black Seed Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
 
Body length 10mm
 
This small bug runs fast when disturbed. It is black with orange-red background colour. 
 
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This bug can be found easily on Wild Tobacco Solanum mauritianum.
 
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Nymph, body length 5mm
 
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Reference:
1. Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (Brisbane City) - Dr John Stanisic, Queensland Museum, 2005, page 61, 64.

 

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Last updated: February 16, 2009.