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Gminatus australis

Orange Assassin Bug at Namadgi National Park

Gminatus australis at Namadgi National Park - 21 Feb 2019
Gminatus australis at Namadgi National Park - 21 Feb 2019
Gminatus australis at Namadgi National Park - 21 Feb 2019
Gminatus australis at Namadgi National Park - 21 Feb 2019
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Gminatus australis 22 Feb 2019 michaelb
Gminatus australis 22 Feb 2019 JudithRoach

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michaelb wrote:
   22 Feb 2019
The colour is unusually dark, but matches Tasmanian specimens:
https://sites.google.com/site/insectsoftasheteroptera/suborder-heteroptera/reduviidae-assassin-bugs/gminatus-australis
   22 Feb 2019
The light wasn't great, which might have made it look a little duller too. In person it was pretty bright, and definitely loitering with intent on that daisy :-)

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 21 Feb 2019 05:17 PM Recorded on
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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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