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Other bugEuander lacertosus (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 26 Aug 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 26 Aug 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 26 Aug 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 26 Aug 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 26 Aug 2019

Identification history

Other bug Euander lacertosus 27 May 2020 michaelb
Unidentified 28 Aug 2019 Tim L

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Author's notes

Sighted on a handrail in ANBG's Rainforest Gully and appeared to be attracted to a drop of liquid on the handrail. 6mm body length. Unsure what type of insect this is.

5 comments

Bron wrote:
   17 Apr 2020
I'm not certain about this Tim L - it's an adult and quite small ...
michaelb wrote:
   19 May 2020
Hi Bron I don't think this is an assassin bug, but it is very interesting. The rostrum or proboscis is not right.
Bron wrote:
   20 May 2020
On closer examination I agree Michael.
michaelb wrote:
   26 May 2020
I asked Roger Farrow to comment on this one. He said:
"Its a seed bug in the family Lygaeidae possibly Euander lacertosus but it needs an expert to confirm this.".
Bron wrote:
   26 May 2020
Thanks Michael I had a look on ALA at Euander lacertosus but agree with Roger - we need an expert to confirm. The wing pattern is rather different, the body on this one is shiny and the wings too short. I'm still uncertain - definitely Lygaeidae though.

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size (mm)
  • 26 Aug 2019 Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by

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