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Brown Mirid Bug

Brown Wasp-mimic Mirid Bug - Helopeltis sp.

Family Miridae

This page contains pictures and information about Brown Wasp-mimic Mirid Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm 
Photos were taken in Daisy Hill Buhot Creek, May 2008. Notice the male and female are in complimented colours. 
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The colour patterns make it look like a Braconid Wasp, which could be its mimic model.

1. True Bugs, family Miridae - lifeunseen.com by Nick Monaghan, 2008.
2. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 491, fig.30.59F.

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Last updated: September 19, 2010.