Harlequin Bug

Dindymus versicolor (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1853)

Body red or orange and black on top, green underneath with red and black markings. Head and legs black.

Harlequin Bugs usually cluster in large numbers on fences, walls, wood heaps and tree trunks. Mating pairs face opposite directions, joined at the end of the abdomens; the larger female usually dictates the direction of movement. They feed on a variety of weeds and plants, often damaging fruits and vegetables

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What habitats does Dindymus versicolor live in?

Roadside areas, paddocks and urban gardens

What is the distribution of Dindymus versicolor?

South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Dindymus versicolor grow?

Body up to 1 cm long

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