Lygaeidea & Pyrrhocoroidea

Ant-mimicking Seed Bug I
Ant-mimicking Seed Bug II
Brown Seed Bug
Black and White Seed Bug 

Black and White Seed Bug - Dieuches maculicollis

Family Rhyparochromidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black and White Seed Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
Body length 6mm
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We found this small bugs on the table in our backyard. It was Feb 2010. For some reasons, this bug lose its two left legs. This bug feeds on vein near the root.

1. Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (Brisbane City) - Dr John Stanisic, Queensland Museum, 2005, page 61,63.
2. Species Dieuches maculicollis (Walker, 1872) - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
3. Dieuches atricornis Stål, 1874 (syn to Dieuches maculicollis) - Swedish Museum of Natural History. 

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Last updated: February 26, 2012.