what is this bug?
We found this colourful bug on our Hibiscus plant a while ago. A few weeks after seeing the one there were a whole group of them (but mainly blue rather than orange). They are quite impressive, it would be good to know what they are.

Hi Andrew,
It is a great big world out there and what lives in your backyard does not live in our backyard. Identification is often very difficult when you know where you are looking. We hope you live in Australia. This is a Cotton Harlequin Bug, Tectocoris diophthalmus, also called the Hibiscus Harlequin Bug. Nymphs are more blue and adults more orange.

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