What is this bug?
Location: Sydney, Australia
March 24, 2011 8:06 pm
Hi, I found this bug in the grass near Hyde Park in Sydney in 2003. Can you please tell me what it is?
Signature: Carey

Cotton Harlequin Bug

Hi Carey,
This little beauty is an immature Cotton Harlequin Bug,
Tectocoris diophthalmus, one of the Jewel Bugs in the family Scutelleridae.  You may read about it as see images of the adult insect on the Brisbane Insect Website.

Hi Daniel,
Thank you so much for the fast response! I’ve been wondering about this for years and it’s great to finally know.
Thanks again,

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