Lygaeidea & Pyrrhocoroidea

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

Wild Tobacco Stalk-eyed Bug - Scopiastes impeditus

Family Lygaeidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Wild Tobacco Stalk-eyed Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 6mm
This small bug runs fast when disturbed. It is black with orange-red background colour. As the common name suggested, the eyes carried on distinct stalks. 
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These bugs were alway found on Wild Tobacco Solanum mauritianum. They are common in Brisbane bushlands. 
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The nymph was found together with the adults above.  

1. Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (Brisbane City) - Dr John Stanisic, Queensland Museum, 2005, page 61, 64.
2. A taxonomic revision of the Lygaeinae of Australia (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) - Slater, A., University of Kansas science bulletin, v. 52(8,i.e.9) p. 301-481, 1985. 


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