Amblypelta (genus)

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Amblypelta lutescens (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Alice Ames, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria
Source: PaDIL

Amblypelta Stål, 1873 - (fruitspotting bugs)

This is a small genus of plant sucking bugs found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, parts of Indonesia and some surrounding islands. Adults and nymphs feed on fruits, nuts, shoots and buds, causing premature fruit and nut fall, stunting or spotted fruits which are unmarketable.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: