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Megochterus

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

Descriptive Features:

  • body broadly oval
  • frontal plate of head distinctly produced above base of rostrum
  • antennae short, stout
  • membrane of hemelytra with c. 20 cells
  • Total length: 7.8 - 9.8 mm
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    Megochterus nasutus

    Taxonomic Checklist: Species
    Megochterus nasutus Montandon
    Megochterus occidentalis Baehr

    Distribution: Tas, S Qld, NSW, S WA

    Functional Feeding Group: predators

     

    Clyde River, Tas

     

    Information Sources: Andersen & Weir 2004, Cassis & Gross 1995, Lansbury & Lake 2002
    Key to Species: Andersen & Weir 2004