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Australian True Bugs



FAMILY : Seed Bugs, Milkweed Bugs, Chinch Bugs

Milkweed Bug
(Spilostethus sp)
Milkweed Bug
These bugs are orange red with bold black markings. The back has V-shaped markings. The antennae and legs are black. Click to continue>

FAMILY : Shield Backed Bugs

Hibiscus Harlequin Bug
(Tectocoris diophthalmus)
Hibiscus Harlequin Bug
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. Click to continue>

FAMILY : Spittlebugs

Spittlebug
(Philagra parva)
Spittlebug
This Spittlebug is brown with a head shaped like a horn. It produces a mass of foam bubbles like spittle on the stem of a plant. The insect hides in the foam to give it protection from predators. Click to continue>

FAMILY : Stink Bugs

Stink Bug
(Pentatomidae family )
Stink Bug
Stink bugs have rounded bodies and are fairly flat. They can produce a foul smelling liquid when threatened - hence their common name. Their antennae have five sections. Click to continue>
Green Stink Bug
(Plautia affinis)
Green Stink Bug
The Green Stink Bug is mainly green and looks waxy with a lightly dimpled texture. Click to continue>
Gum Tree Shield Bug
(Poecilometis ellipticus)
Gum Tree Shield Bug
The Gum Tree Shield Bug has a brown, grey and black pattern. It is known as a stink bug as it produces a foul smelling liquid. The antenna are yellow with dark end. The protective back shield has a write tip. Click to continue>

FAMILY : Tessaratomid Bugs

Bronze Orange Bug
(Musgraveia sulciventris)
Bronze Orange Bug
Bronze Orange Bugs are large bugs with broad thick bodies. They are a brownish maroon colour with triangular shield shaped plate on the back. The head looks disproportionately small with orange antennae. The legs have orange joints. Bronze Orange... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Tip Wilter, Leaf Footed Bugs, Squash Bugs

Crusader Bug
(Mictis profana)
Crusader Bug
The Crusader Bug is a brown bug with a prominent yellow cross on the back. It has long legs with hindlegs much thicker than other legs. The antennae have orange tips. The thorax has prominent conical spines projecting on either side at the... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Toad Bugs

Toad Bug
(Nerthra sp)
Toad Bug
Toad Bugs are short stocky bugs with protruding eyes. They are usually dark coloured with a warty appearance and move with waddling steps and short hops. The forelegs are modified into a claw-like shape for catching prey. Click to continue>


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