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Poecilometis strigatus

Poecilometis strigatus

Description:

A small stink bug, mostly black with white markings, speckles and leg bands.

Habitat:

Suburban garden.

Notes:

Also known as 'Gum Tree Shield Bug' This looks like the 5th instar but Brisbane insects is very confusing on this. They may have some erroneous website links? http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_... http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

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4 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Nice clicks.

oxyjack
oxyjack 2 years ago

I'm a big fan of the true bugs myself. I love watching them.

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

Thanks oxyjack. ID is frustrating on this but should improve with time. I was amazed how far it could reach off the gate post towards my camera without falling off :).

oxyjack
oxyjack 2 years ago

Lovely!

3158, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.91, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 3, 2012

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