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Shield bug nymph


An early instar shield bug nymph testing the warming Spring sunshine.
About 10mm long.


On mature eucalyptus (Ironbark) in a local nature reserve.


Species unknown as yet..

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Chayanika a year ago

Wow.....what a beauty!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Thanks Rach.. it's still very wintery here so not much else happening. I should know this little guy but can't track it down yet. It'll come back I'm sure.

remkinloch a year ago

Great photo Mark. At this resolution the leaf is such a fascinating background, but nowhere near as intricate as the colouring on the nymph.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.30

Spotted on Aug 13, 2017
Submitted on Sep 13, 2017

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