Lygaeidea & Pyrrhocoroidea

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

Brown Small Milkweed Bug - Arocatus continctus

Family Lygaeidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Brown Small Milkweed Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 

Body length 7mm
We notice them only after we carefully study the photos we took. Adult photos were taken in Macgregor Bushland.
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This Small Milkweed Bug has the orange-brown head and with pale brown pattern on thorax. 
We found this bug feeding with different species of Milkweed Bug on seed pods. Please check this LYGAEINAE page for general infromation about Small Milkweed Bugs.

1. 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.
2. Arocatus continctus - Graeme's Insects of Townsville, Australia, 2010. 


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Last updated: February 14, 2012.