Lygaeidea & Pyrrhocoroidea

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

Yellow Stalk-eyed Bug - Scopiastes bicolor

Family Lygaeidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Yellow Stalk-eyed Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 8mm
This medium size bug runs fast when disturbed. As the common name suggested, the eyes carried on distinct stalks. It is black with yellow to bright orange-red background colour. The centre of head is black in colour. Its ocelli slightly closer to each other than to eyes. Antennae and legs are black in colour. 
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We found the bugs in Yugarapul Park on Sep 2005, Sep 2007 and Nov 2008.
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They were alway found on a climbing vine which the ID is yet to be identified.   
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The about Stalk-eyed Bug was found on Jan 2011 in Karawatha Forest. The bug was orange and black in colours. 

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.
3. A REVISION OF THE GENUS ASTACOPS SENSU LAT. (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae) - by G. G. E. Scudder, Pacific Insects 5: 315-415 [374], 1963. 


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