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 Major Groups | Insecta (insects) | Hemiptera (bugs) | Ochteridae | Ochterus


Major Group: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Ochteridae
Genus: Ochterus

Descriptive Features:

  • body broadly oval
  • head declivent
  • antennae, especially segments 3 and 4, elongate
  • membrane of hemelytra with 7 cells in 2 rows
  • male pygophore withdrawn into pregenital abdomen, right paramere with 2 appendices
  • Total length: less than 6.5 mm

    Ochterus baehri riegeri


    Ochterus australicus, juvenile

    Taxonomic Checklist: Species
    Ochterus atridermis Baehr
    Ochterus australicus Jaczewski
    Ochterus bacchusi Baehr
    Ochterus baehri Reiger 
    Ochterus brachysoma Reiger
    Ochterus eurythorax Baehr
    Ochterus monteithorum Baehr 
    Ochterus occidentalis Baehr
    Ochterus secundus Kormilev

    Distribution: Australia wide

    Functional Feeding Group: predators


    Lake Sambell, Beechworth Vic


    Information Sources: Andersen & Weir 2004, Lansbury & Lake 2002
    Key to Species: Andersen & Weir 2004