Large Orange Assassin Bug - Gminatus wallengreni

Family Reduviidae

This page contains pictures and information about Large Orange Assassin Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 

Body length 17mm
This assassin bugs look similar to the Common Assassin Bugs but the body colours are different. The body are orange red in colour with black legs and black wings. The antennae are orange-red. There are a number of tubercles on pronotum. Legs are slender and weakly constricted. The abdomen bottom is black in colour.
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We found this assassin bug once March 2002. 

1. Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland - Queensland Museum Publications 2000, p91.
2. Insects of Australia - Hangay, George, & German, Pavel, Reed New Holland, 2000, p63.
3. The generic classification of the Australian Harpactorinae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) - Malipatil, M.B. 1991. Invertebrate Taxonomy 4: 935-971. 

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