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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 5 years ago

Wow.....what a beauty!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years 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 6 years 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

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

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