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Rice Stink Bug

Eysarcoris trimaculatus

Description:

About 10mm long this little bug had a fairly plain but pitted surface and a smoky blue patch at the rear end (membranous wing tips?) Exploring grass heads.

Habitat:

Glenfern valley nature reserve.

Notes:

Thanks to Maniacval for genus. Species not officially recorded here before but known from northern Australia where rice is grown. Even the exposed membranous wing tips are documented. What would it feed on down here? The nearest rice is 500kms away. Introduced?
family: PENTATOMIDAE
subfamily: Pentatominae
tribe: Eysarcorini

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thank you very much Maniacval. You lead me straight to species even if not recorded here before.

Maniacval
Maniacval 6 years ago

Hi Mark
It's genus Eysarcoris ;)

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Dec 21, 2014
Submitted on Dec 24, 2014

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