Chinoneides tasmaniensis

Chinoneides tasmaniensis

This stilt bug is very common in Tasmanian gardens, often found on geraniums and pelargoniums. Though they feed on plant juices, both nymphs and adults are also predators of aphids.

Female
October 2010
Hobart

Female
Mid August 2011
Hobart
Berytidae  Berytidae  Berytidae

Nymph
Late November 2010
Hobart

Berytidae

Mating pair
Late November 2010
Hobart
The male is on the left, having a more parallel sided abdomen.
Berytidae

Male
Early November 2017
Kingston Beach

Mid November 2018
Hobart
 

Female
Late September 2017
Port Huon