Lygaeidea & Pyrrhocoroidea

Ant-mimicking Seed Bug I
Ant-mimicking Seed Bug II
Brown Seed Bug
Black and White Seed Bug 

Cottonseed Bugs, Coon Bugs - Family Oxycarenidae

This page contains pictures and information about Coon Bugs in Family Oxycarenidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Cottonseed Bug, Coon Bug
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Oxycarenus luctuosus or A. arctatus, body length 5mm
The Cottonseed Bugs are small in size. Their back is triangular-patterned in black and white colours. We found them on our hibiscus plants on early spring. The nymphs are black in colour with blood-red abdomens.

1. Terrestrial Invertebrate Status Review (Brisbane City) - Dr John Stanisic, Queensland Museum, 2005, page 64.
2. Family OXYCARENIDAE - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study, 2002.
3. Plant bugs, Prime Facts - by Dr Murray Fletcher, 2007, www.dpi.gov.au. 


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Last updated: February 18, 2012.