What’s that bug?
I was just websurfing with a ‘cool site finder’ when I found that one. I never thought of searching a website to identify a bug before… And I think it’s pretty cool. I would be glad if you could help me identify this insect, which I found not too far from my home. Please see the attached files.
We knew this was exotic for us here in southen California, but your letter gave us no hint as to where your home is. Luckily, the pod caused us to search Australian insect sites and we located your Cotton Harlequin Bug, Tectocoris diophthalmus. They are also called Hibiscus Harlequin Bugs. The patterns vary between individuals. You other photo shows a cluster of nymphs.