this bug was perched on a flower and when I got closer, it reared up and revealed the red just under the front legs. Awesome
On Asplenium x lucrosum, in a small garden plot outside building 733. I saw two adults and a nymph. The photo shows an adult female.
Another milkweed beetle, same exact plant as the previous photo, but I'm wondering if it is a different species due to the difference in markings. Could also be male/female or juvenile/mature differences.
A milkweed beetle, but I'm not sure of the species. Possibly Oncopeltus fasciatus, but it's not as orange as most of the photos of that species tend to be.
Megadrymus terraereginae Gross, 1965
Litter under Ficus macrophylla. Three individuals seen, this one a male.
For more N.Z. observations of this species, see Nature Watch NZ: http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/stho002?q=Megadrymus+terraereginae&search_on=tags
Insects on Red Mulberry & Coral Hneysuckle.
when investigating leaf-footed bugs, noticed other ids for this species and thought it might be the same
I was told this was a nymph of some sort of leaf-footed bug. If anyone has any more precise info, appreciate it. just thought it was very interesting looking as it crossed my path