Gminatus australisCommon name: Assassin bug

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Reported from every state of Australia.

Description: This assassin bug was approximately 15 millimetres long.

Remarks: Assassin bugs are predators and use their long mouthparts to stab their victims and suck out the body fluids.

This bug was found in November.

References: Atlas of Living Australia  https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:d382df88-73db-4512-a35a-bdd2f902ce8f

Museums Victoria https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/species/8555

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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