Family Berytidae (Stilt Bugs)

The Stilt Bugs occur worldwide. They are long and slim with swollen leg joints.  They feed on plant sap, particularly on plants that have sticky hairs.

There are three subfamilies in Australia.

Subfamily Berytinae

Chinoneides tasmaniensis

The only species within the genus.

Berytidae    Berytidae


CSIRO, 2012. Australian Insect Families, viewed 01 June 2012, <>.

Gross, G. F. 1950. The stilt bugs (Heteroptera: Neididae) of the Australian and New Zealand Regions. Records of the South Australian Museum 9: 313-26.

Hickman, VV. 1976. The biology of Neides tasmaniensis Gross (Hemiptera: Berytidae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Australia (N.S.W.) 9: 3-10.