Male Hibiscus Harlequin Bug
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The Hibiscus Harlequin Bug is brightly coloured bug with metallic sheen. The body is shield shaped. Males and females are different colours - females are mostly orange and males are blue and red.
Cotton Harlequin Bug
Urban areas, agricultural areas, coastal areas
These bugs feed on many species of the hibiscus family (Malvaceae), including ornamental hibiscus and cotton. It feeds on the young shoots, piercing the stems and sucking the sap.
Females lay clusters of eggs around twigs and guard them until they hatch.
|Common Name:||Hibiscus Harlequin Bug|