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  unknown (Lygaeidae family sp1)





unknown | Lygaeidae family sp1 photo
This bug was active at night and photographed on the wall of our verandah. I have no idea what genus or species it is. If you have any idea, let me know.

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unknown | Lygaeidae family sp1 photo
Same bug as in previous shot.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



INSECT FACTS

Identification
The Lygaeidae family has a large number of species. They are mostly brown or red in colour. They have two compound eyes and two simple eyes (ocelli).

Size
15mm

Food
seeds or plant sap



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Lygaeidae
Genus:Lygaeidae family
Species:sp1
Common Name:unknown