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Horehound bug - Agonoscelis rutila Found feeding on lavender flowers. Agonoscelis rutila,Australia,Geotagged,Horehound bug,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Horehound bug - Agonoscelis rutila

Found feeding on lavender flowers.

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The horehound bug is a stink bug which sucks the sap of the horehound plant, causing wilting of new shoots. They have five nymphal stages in their development. Although they usually attack horehound, they may also swarm on a variety of other trees and shrubs.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Sep 13, 2021. Captured Sep 13, 2021 15:43 in 103 Matthew Flinders Dr, Encounter Bay SA 5211, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm