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.  
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Mimicking dry leaf
Notice the 'wilted tip' that the bug made. The bug just mimics as part of the wilted tip.  
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The different of hind legs between male and female are very obvious in this species.
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When rest, this bug vibrates its antenna tips in a very high frequency.   


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The female found together with the nymph below. 
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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.

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.  


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Last updated: February 08, 2009.