This page contains pictures and information about Stainer Bugs in tribe
Dasynini that we found in
the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia
- Two different species stainer bug nymphs
- Cotton Plant Bug, False Stainer
- Aulacosternum nigrorubrum, Nymph and adult, length 15mm, 20mm
- This Cotton Plant Bugs easily found on the Hibiscus plants in our back yard. The
bugs are red orange in colour with black legs. They are slow moving, always
found sucking the juice from the young shots or flower buds. On early summer
2000, we recorded this bug lay about ten eggs on the Hibiscus leave.
A month later, some young bugs are found in the same place. We recorded
their growth. To see more details please click on here.
- Fruit-spotting Bug
- Amblypelta lutescens or A. nitida, body length nymph 8mm, 15mm, adult
- This bug has pale green body and legs. Its thorax and front wing
covers are pale-brown in colour. Its legs and antenna are brown in colour with
a bright yellow segments near the tips. We only saw those bugs a few times
from late summer to early winter. We found them on Hibiscus plants and other
plants. More pictures and information please also find in this page.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 503.
- 2. Coreidae -
Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2005.
- 3. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p147.
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