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Red Wasp-mimic Mirid Bug - Helopeltis sp.

Family Miridae

This page contains pictures and information about Red Wasp-mimic Mirid Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm 
We found this bug once in Yugarapul Park on Oct 2007. The bug has Reddish-brown wings and orange-yellow head. Its antenna and legs are long and black. The bottom and sides of its abdomen is white in colour. 
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The colour patterns make it look like a Braconid Wasp, which could be its mimic model.
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1. 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.