Orange Assassin Bug

Gminatus australis (Erichson, 1842)

Assassin Bugs are aggressive, ambush predators that grab insect prey between their front legs before stabbing it with their mouthparts and sucking out the body fluids. Large bugs are capable of inflicting a painful bite on humans. Body red and orange, legs and head black. Mouthparts short, thick and curved.

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What habitats does Gminatus australis live in?

On flowers

What is the distribution of Gminatus australis?

South-western and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Gminatus australis grow?

Body up to 1 cm long

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