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Help - Alien in my garden?

08 Nov 2010
22°C / 72°F

I joke ! but if anyone has any ideas as to what this might be i would love to know, it was about 1 cm in length and on my lemon tree.
Thanks


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graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

Can’t help unfortunately – I assume there are no more photos, even blurred ones that might outline the shape from other angles? I’m guessing the head is on the right end and that’s two claws in the air. Those two large dots are on its abdomen and that’s not a head turned to the left looking at us?
An intriguing little critter either way. :-)
A site I use with great success is the Brisbane Insects and Spiders Home Page. Pay no attention to the Brisbane bit, I’ve found a lot of Melbourne bugs within the site.

Posted on 09 Nov 10 (over 4 years ago)
macchick

macchick

Folia Helper

United States4b

That is certainly an alien looking bug! Never seen on like that before.

Posted on 09 Nov 10 (over 4 years ago)

Your assumptions are correct graibeard , head on right two claws – which had what appeared to be a single stinger on the end of them, dots on abdomen,

ive also added another photo with the bug approaching head on.
it certainly has me curious.

Posted on 10 Nov 10 (over 4 years ago)
graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

I’ll take a WAG that it’s a stage (instar) in the development of an Assassin Bug. Check out the various Instars for the Common Assassin Bug and then with a liberal dose of imagination, and an extra long drag on the weed if required, apply your (now) well primed imagination on the Small Red Assassin Bug

Dude! works for me… :-)

Posted on 10 Nov 10 (over 4 years ago)

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