Lygaeidea & Pyrrhocoroidea

Ant-mimicking Seed Bug I
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Brown Seed Bug
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Pachy Bug - Family Pachygronthidae

This page contains pictures and information about Pachy Bug in family Pachygronthidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 

This is a small insect family in Australia. There is not much information about them. The bugs have the slender and elongated body usually pale brown in colour. The antenna are very long. The front pair of legs are enlarged and armed with prominent spines. 

Pachy Bug
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Pachygrontha austrina, body length 18mm
We found this bugs a few times in Ford Road Conservation Area during summer season 2011. They were running quickly on low plants and grasses.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p501, fig 30.72B.
2. Pachygronthinae, Lygaeidae - Graeme's Insects of Townsville, Australia, 2011.
3. Superfamily PACHYGRONTHIDAE - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study. 


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