Nerthra sp.Common name: Toad bug

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: There are 25 species known in Australia with five being found in the south-west of Western Australia.

Remarks: This bug was approximately 10 millimetres long. It was seen in January.

Most toad bugs are found near water but some species inhabit drier areas. They are predators that capture and eat other invertebrates.

References: Atlas of living Australia  https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:0ff92f2c-21c7-4926-bcb2-2d2facd33019

http://www.mdfrc.org.au/bugguide/display.asp?type=5&class=17&subclass=&Order=3&family=58&couplet=0

http://esperancewildlife.blogspot.com.au/2009/05/toad-bug-nerthra-species.html

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