Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wilted-tip-mimicking Bug - Amorbus rhombifer

Family Coreidae

This page contains pictures and information about Wilted-tip-mimicking Squash Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Male and nymph, body length 20mm, 15mm
 
This bug is quite common in Brisbane Eucalyptus forest. It usually rest with hanging upside-down on a gum tree new shot, mimicking a dry leaf remain of a wilted tip. The bug has a expanded and flat abdomen.  
 
wpe1A.jpg (22246 bytes) wpe1A.jpg (32456 bytes) wpe1F.jpg (20435 bytes)
Mimicking dry leaf
 
Notice the 'wilted tip' that the bug made. The bug just mimics as part of the wilted tip.  
 
wpe23.jpg (25356 bytes) DSCN0054.JPG (120556 bytes) DSCN0086.JPG (196182 bytes)
Male                                                                     
 
wpe17.jpg (35084 bytes) DSCN0024.JPG (114909 bytes)
Female  
 
The different of hind legs between male and female are very obvious in this species.
  
DSCN0083.JPG (124193 bytes) DSCN0026.JPG (122574 bytes) DSC_8813.jpg (158683 bytes)
 
When rest, this bug vibrates its antenna tips in a very high frequency.   
 

Nymph

DSCN7452.JPG (168400 bytes)
The female found together with the nymph below. 
 
DSCN7454.JPG (138930 bytes) DSCN7458.JPG (94090 bytes) DSCN7449.JPG (148488 bytes)
 
Those nymph, look like 4th instars, were found during late winter Jan 2005 together with a female adult. They were different colours and patterns, same as the other Amorbus species.
 

Reference:
1. Specimen Image Index - Insect Reference Collection Database - ICDB, Western Australian Department of Agriculture, 2006.
2. Coreidae - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2005.  

 

Back to top

Up ] Wingless Coreid Bug ] Eucalyptus Tip Bug I ] Eucalyptus Tip Bug II ] Clown Bug ] [ Wilted-tip-mimicking Squash Bug ] Armoured Tip-wilter ] Crusader Bug ] Large Squash Bug ] Fruit-spotting Bug ] Cotton Plant Bug ] Horned Coreid Bug ]

 


See us in our Home page. Download large pictures in our Wallpaper web page. Give us comments in our Guest Book, or send email to us. A great way to support us is to buy the CD from us.  
Last updated: February 08, 2009.