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Red-banded Seed-eating Bug, Melanerythrus mactans

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Melanerythrus mactans is a chinch bug in the Melanerythrus genus. Chinch bugs are medium-sized insects with an angular oval body. Their wings overlap, creating an "X" pattern on the back. They are variably colored brown, red and black and feed on seeds or the sap of grasses. Sometimes they obtain nectar at flowers

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Jan 10, 2018. Captured Nov 12, 2017 08:04 in 148-164 Garner Ln, Osborne Park WA 6017, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm