- Species presence
- Recorded In Australia
- Terrestrial Habitats
Occurrence records map
Adults 10-13 mm long. Head, scutellum, clavus, postero-lateral angles of corium and membrane black, pronotum and basal 2/3 of hemelytra reddish orange, underside of body yellowish green with red and black markings prominent on abdomen. Antennae fuscous and basal �� of 4th segment whitish. Colour variable immensely, even within one geographical population. ... source: PaDIL
- Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – terrestrial invertebrates
- Brief description: Red and black on top, green underneath, head and legs black.
- Description : Body red or orange and black on top, green underneath with red and black markings. Head and legs black. Body up to 1 cm long.
- Biology : Harlequin Bugs usually cluster in large numbers on fences, walls, wood heaps and tree trunks. Mating pairs face opposite directions, joined at the end of the abdomens; the larger female usually dictates the direction of movement. They feed on a variety of weeds and plants, often damaging fruits and vegetables.
- Habitat: Roadside areas, paddocks and urban gardens.
- Native status: Native to Australia
- Diet: Herbivore
- Colours: orange black brown
- Distribution: South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.
- Habitat types: Terrestrial
- Commercial species: False
- Author credit: Museum Victoria Sciences Staff / Museum Victoria
Names and sources
|Odontopus versicolor Herrich-Schaeffer, 1853 Herrich-Schaeffer, 1853|
|Published in: Herrich-Schaeffer, G.A.W. 1853. Die Wanzenartigen Insecten. Getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben Nürnburg : C.H. Zeh'schen Buchhandlung Vol. 9 pp. Index 210 pp.|
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