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Lyramorpha rosea Westwood A fine looking stink bug identified by Westwood in 1837. I was unsure at first as to ID, knowing what Lyramorpha rosea look like. The ID was given to me by Philippe Magnien in Paris who is compiling the illustrated world catalogue of Tessaratomidae. He has used this shot for the catalogue. <br />
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Lyramorpha rosea Westwood

A fine looking stink bug identified by Westwood in 1837. I was unsure at first as to ID, knowing what Lyramorpha rosea look like. The ID was given to me by Philippe Magnien in Paris who is compiling the illustrated world catalogue of Tessaratomidae. He has used this shot for the catalogue.

    comments (8)

  1. VIBRANT and perfect! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Eye-catching! Very kind, thanks Lisa. Posted 5 months ago
  2. Love the colors! Posted 5 months ago
    1. This find reminded me of jewellery from the early 20th century, Art Deco. I love that insects have provided such inspiration for human creativity and culture in years past. From ancient Greece to Egypt, Navejo to Art Deco...their myriad forms and colour, used in artistic offerings such as paintings, textiles and jewellery.
      Posted 5 months ago, modified 5 months ago
      1. Yes -- definitely has an Art Deco vibe! Posted 5 months ago
  3. Congrats on the shot used in literature, much deserved! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Very kind, thank you Ferdy. Posted 5 months ago
  4. Smart bug! Posted 4 months ago

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Lyramorpha rosea is a true bug endemic to Australia, from the family Tessaratomidae. Bugs in this family resemble Stink Bugs, but they are much larger and have proportionally smaller heads.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jan 5, 2021. Captured Jan 23, 2018 13:51 in 16 Charlotte St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm