Melanerythrus mactans

Meaning of name: Melanerythrus is from the Greek words melanos, meaning black, and erythros, meaning red. The meaning of mactans is not known.

Distribution: This bug has been found in Western Australia and South Australia.

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References: Identification courtesy of Daniel Heald. http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Melanerythrus+mactans#overview

Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

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