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Brown Shield Bug nymph

Poecilometis sp.


2nd instar nymph stage. Very small insect less than half a centimetre, round, black with white outline and pattern down centre of back, yellow antennae, tipped with black. White markings less than in Gum Tree Shield Bug instar.


Found in dry woodland environment.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Brown Shield Bug
Poecilometis sp. Brown Shield Bug - Poecilometis sp.

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beaker98 7 years ago

Love the coloring!

kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

Although your suggestion bayucca shows similar image with dark antennae not yellow under different name. Will examine and change ID. Thank you very much for help.

kdpicturemaker 7 years ago

I think I agree with the Brown Shield Bug up to 2nd instar going by images you have suggested Stephen. It's quite pretty as a youngster.

StephenSolomons 7 years ago

Just a guess. !st instar perhaps look at these and see if you agree

bayucca 7 years ago

Pentatomidae, Poecilometis sp..

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jan 9, 2014
Submitted on Jan 10, 2014

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