Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus (East)
Habitat: Muehlenbeckia in main carpark area. Beating.
Identification: Stizocephalus brevirostris Eyles, 1970
Small milkweed bug?
This "little guy" fell out of an oak tree and onto my head last summer at a family picnic. My family was mortified. Great educating my family on thiscute bug.
Tiny bug which flew in short spurts; reddish underneath wings, 2 horizontal reddish orange stripes on body
Hemiptera /hɛˈmɪptərə/ is an order of insects most often known as the true bugs (cf. bug), comprising around 50,000–80,000 species of cicadas, aphids, planthoppers, leafhoppers, shield bugs, and others. They range in size from 1 mm (0.04 in) to around 15 cm (6 in), and share a common arrangement of sucking mouthparts. Sometimes, the name true bugs is applied more narrowly still to insects of the suborder Heteroptera only.