Lygaeidae

  Most feed on seeds, a few are sap sucking and some are predacious or feed on vertebrate blood. Many pest species.     [81 Aust. species] 

All species pictured have their DNA in the Barcode of Life Database.


Arafuramiris queenslandensis Arocatus continctus Arocatus rusticus Aspilocoryphus australicus
       
     
      Graptostethus servus
       
Graptostethus varipictus Spilostethus hospes LygaeidGC sp. 1 LygaeidGC sp. 2
       
LygaeidGC sp. 3 LygaeidGC sp. 4 LygaeidGC sp. 5 LygaeidGC sp. 6
       
LygaeidGC sp. 7 LygaeidGC sp. 8 LygaeidGC sp. 12 LygaeidGC sp. 13
       
LygaeidGC sp. 14 LygaeidGC sp. 16 LygaeidGC sp. 17 LygaeidGC sp. 18
       
     
LygaeidGC sp. 21 LygaeidGC sp. 26    
       
       
LygaeidGC sp.25 LygaeidGC sp.25 LygaeidGC sp.25 LygaeidGC sp.25
       
   
Nysius sp. GC1 Nysius clevlandensis    
       
filename: gvc4693 filename: gvc4753 filename: gvc4484 filename: gvc5603
       
     
filename: gvc4019      
       

Thanks to Manuel Baena for identifications.

References:

Slater, A, 1985. A taxonomic revision of the Lygaeinae of Australia (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae).
University of Kansas Science Bulletin, 52(8): 301-481.