Red Mirid Bug
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Red Wasp-mimic Mirid Bug
Brown Wasp-mimic Mirid Bug
Brown Mirid Bug

Red Mirid Bug - Pseudopantilius australis

Family Miridae

This page contains pictures and information about Red Mirid Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm 
This Red Mirid Bug is in subfamily Mirinae tribe Mirini. Bugs in this group are medium to large in size. They have a distinct, raised pronotal collar and an opaque corium and clavus. 
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We found this bug once in Carbrook Wetlands on Sep 2009. The bug was flying around the plants Phyllota phylicoides.
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As some other Mirid Bugs, this bug is plant sap-feeder but also predator of larvae of other small insects.  

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 493.
2. Key to the genera of Mirinae (Hemiptera: Miridae) in New Zealand and descriptions of new taxa - A. C. EYLES, New Zealand Journal ofZoology, Vol. 28: 197-221, 2001. 

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Last updated: September 19, 2010.