Coreid Bugs
Wingless Coreid

Stainer Bugs - Tribe Dasynini

Family Coreidae

This page contains pictures and information about Stainer Bugs in tribe Dasynini that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia

Two different species stainer bug nymphs 

Cotton Plant Bug, False Stainer
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Aulacosternum nigrorubrum, Nymph and adult, length 15mm, 20mm
This Cotton Plant Bugs easily found on the Hibiscus plants in our back yard. The bugs are red orange in colour with black legs. They are slow moving, always found sucking the juice from the young shots or flower buds. On early summer 2000, we recorded this bug lay about ten eggs on the Hibiscus leave. A month later, some young bugs are found in the same place. We recorded their growth. To see more details please click on here.
Fruit-spotting Bug
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Amblypelta lutescens or A. nitida, body length nymph 8mm, 15mm, adult 15mm 
This bug has pale green body and legs. Its thorax and front wing covers are pale-brown in colour. Its legs and antenna are brown in colour with a bright yellow segments near the tips. We only saw those bugs a few times from late summer to early winter. We found them on Hibiscus plants and other plants. More pictures and information please also find in this page.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 503.
2. Coreidae - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2005. 
3. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus & Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p147. 

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