What Bug Is That? The guide to Australian insect families.

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The Ninidae were considered until recently by most workers to be a tribe (Ninini) of the subfamily Cyminae within the Lygaeidae. We have followed the revision by Henry (1997) and elevated it to family rank.

Very little is known of the Australian species. They are believed to live on the vegetation and feed on seed heads. Ninus insignis has been recorded from sugar cane.


Only 2 species are known from Australia. Cymoninus sechellensis and Ninus insignis are both found in north-eastern Queensland.

  • Ninidae (Heteroptera)