what is this bright bug in Australia?
I found this amazingly colorful bug on our concrete roof in Bondi (Sydney) Australia about 3 stories up. It is roughly 3⁄4” long and has very bright colors as you can see in the photo. It was alive and moving the antenna you can see coming out of what I think is the head. Can you help me out? (It was lightly raining the day we found him. Hence the water drops on his back). Just to follow up, I think this might be a cotton harlequin bug or a hibiscus harlequin bug. I found some pictures of those online. Does that seem like a reasonable guess?
You are absolutely correct, a Cotton Harlequin Bug, AKA a Hibiscus Harlequin Bug.