Subject: What are these
Location: Byron bay australia
November 12, 2014 11:24 pm
These guys are absolutely everywhere in my garden. What are they?
We believe we have identified this aggregation as a group of immature Red Eyes Bugs, Leptocoris tagalicus, that includes one winged adult, the lowest individual in the image. We matched your image to images posted on the Brisbane Insect website where it states: “The bug can be found on different type of plants. From the reference information, bugs in genus Leptocoris are seed predators of plants in family Sapindaceae. They are also known as Soapberry Bugs. This bug is common in Brisbane garden and backyards. They feed on plant seeds. Usually they do not do noticeable harm to the host plant. “
Thanks Daniel, I think that’s the one.