Flat Yellow Insect from the backyard
Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 1:25 AM
We hope you can help us identify an insect that my son found in the backyard in a paved area. It is about the size of a 5 cent coin, flat and yellow in colour with a black spot in the middle if its back and a thin black line around the edge of its body. It has black and yellow stripes on the antennae. it does not appear to have any wings and is happy to sit and walk around on my sons hand. He thinks it is lovely and want to keep it as a pet and find out what it eats!
Australia (Gold Coast)
Hi Bug Lovers,
The reason your Bronze Orange Bug, Musgraveia sulciventris, doesn’t have wings is that it is an immature nymph. We found matching images on the Geocities website where the text indicates that they suck the sap from citrus tree leaves and twigs.