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Poecilometis strigatus

Poecilometis strigatus


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


Suburban garden.


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?

No species ID suggestions


Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Nice clicks.

oxyjack 6 years ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 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 6 years ago


3158, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.91, Long: 145.31

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

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