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Harlequin bug

Scientific Name
Dindymus versicolor
Scientific Author
(Herrich-Schäffer)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Adults  10-13 mm long. Head, scutellum, clavus, postero-lateral angles of corium and membrane black, pronotum and basal 2/3 of hemelytra reddish orange, underside of body yellowish green with red and black markings prominent on abdomen. Antennae fuscous and basal ¼ of 4th segment whitish.

Colour variable immensely, even within one geographical population. Males smaller than females. 

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Author
Mali Malipatil
Created
28/05/2007 03:43 AEST
Last Updated
12/03/2009 14:05 AEST
Citation
Mali Malipatil (2007) Harlequin bug (Dindymus versicolor) Updated on 3/12/2009 2:05:58 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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