|Agonoscelis rutila - Horehound Bug|
Agonoscelis rutila is the single Australian species in the genera.
It is usually found on horehound, where it overwinters. The eggs act as
parasitoid reservoir for parasitoids of the pest species
Nezara viridula. The bugs pictured
are on basil, also in the family
Although occurring in large numbers they do not appear to damage the
Picture supplied by Paul Klerkx.