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Wingless Coreid Bug - Agriopocoris sp.

Family Coreidae

This page contains pictures and information about Wingless Coreid Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
 
This squash bugs are brown to dark brown in colour. Their adults are wingless, look like the nymphs of other bugs in this Coreidae family. 
 
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During early summer in Alexandra Hill, on a young Acacia tree, we found quite a number of this bugs resting in the stem.  
 
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All of those bugs were motionless, even not quite move when disturbed. We saw their piercing-sucking mouthparts were inserted into the plant for feeding. Among them, most were mating while feeding.
 
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Reference:
1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 503.

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Last updated: March 26, 2008.