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Jewel bug

Scutiphora pedicellata


Incredible patterning & metallic colours of green, white, yellow, black & blue on this beetle (or is it a nymph of another species?) Not sure on ID of this one so any suggestions welcome. About 1cm in length. Images show top & a bit of the underneath view.


Found on felled Ironbark tree in dry woodland forest.

1 Species ID Suggestions

MartinL 9 years ago
Jewel bug
Scutiphora pedicellata Scutelleridae

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kdpicturemaker 9 years ago

Thank you Mark, MariadB & MartinL. MartinL the ID you have of a bug fits with my observation that is looks more bug like than beetle & also more of a nymph stage. Incredibly beautiful colours. It didn't fit the leaf beetle really but I could not find anything to match it. Thank you for your help. Have you seen any of these recently & is it a common colour form/species?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Spectacular little bug. Maybe a member of the Aussie soccer team.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

It is a beautiful nymph! Sometimes the juvenile stages are prettier than the adults.

MartinL 9 years ago

You can see the (bug) proboscis from your pic #2.
I had a very tough time ID'ing this nymph from a similar one with white cheeks.
Here are other nympal stages.

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Feb 1, 2015
Submitted on Feb 1, 2015

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