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beetle with orange feelers
Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 10:47 PM
I live in Sydney, Australia and found a bunch of these beetles in my orange tree today….
any ideas about what they are? and are they pests?
Cheers
Sydney, Australia

Bronze Orange Bug

Bronze Orange Bug

Dear Cheerful,
Bronze Orange Bugs, Musgraveia sulciventris, are True Bugs and not Beetles.  They are actually Stink Bugs.  You may read more about them on the Geocities Brisbane Insects website.
Since they suck the sap from young plant shoots on citrus trees, they are not an advantageous species in the garden.

Mating Bronze Orange Bugs

Mating Bronze Orange Bugs

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