Eucalyptus Tip-wilter Bug

Amorbus obscuricornis (Westwood, 1842)

A bug that feeds on the sap from young Eucalyptus shoots and can cause wilting in younger plants particularly if the bugs are present in larger numbers.

How to identify Amorbus obscuricornis?

The adult bug is dark brown to black in colour and features a short spine on each shoulder the nymphs are brighter in colour with yellow to orange and blacks.

What habitats does Amorbus obscuricornis live in?

Amongst Eucalyptus trees in particular on young growth

What is the distribution of Amorbus obscuricornis?

Across most Australian states including Tasmania

How big does Amorbus obscuricornis grow?

Can grow to around 20mm

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