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Leaf footed bug family

Coreid bug

 

We found a family of these bugs living on new shoots of a young River gum tree. It is interesting to see the damage being done by these bugs.

 

It appears that they bore into the stem near the tips of the young branches and suck out the juice of the twig. The tip withers and dies.

 

Photo: Fred

 

It is the first time I have seen the pretty nymphs of this family.

 

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Taken on January 3, 2014