Coreid Bugs
Wingless Coreid

Wingless Coreid Bug - Agriopocoris froggatti

Family Coreidae, tribe Agriopocorini, 

This page contains pictures and information about Wingless Coreid Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
This squash bugs are brown to dark brown in colour. Their adults are wingless, look like the nymphs of other bugs in this Coreidae family. 
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During early summer in Alexandra Hill, on a young wattle tree Acacia (0.5 to 1 meter high), we found quite a number of this bugs resting on the stem.  
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All of those bugs were motionless, even not quite move when disturbed. We saw their piercing-sucking mouthparts were inserted into the plant for feeding. Among them, most were mating while feeding.
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Quite a few of them were in mating position. 

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 503.
2. Studies on the biology, immature stages, and relative growth of some Australian bugs of the superfamily Coreoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) - Kumar, R. 1966, Australian Journal of Zoology 14: 895-991 [908].

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