Lygaeidea & Pyrrhocoroidea

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

Black Fire Bug - Dindymus sp.

Family Pyrrhocoridae

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

Body length 10mm 
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We found this bug the first time Feb 2008 in Karawatha Forest when it was struggling to get away from spider-silk entangling.  
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Above pictures were taken on Nov 2008 in Karawatha forest. The bug was hiding under loose bark, jump onto the ground when disturbed. 

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p502.
2. Pyrrhocoridae: Dindymus versicolor (Herrich-Schaffer) - fire bug - Insect Reference Collection Database.  

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Last updated: February 22, 2012.