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Brown Shield Bug nymph

Poecilometis sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Found in dry woodland environment.

2 Species ID Suggestions

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


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5 Comments

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Love the coloring!

kdpicturemaker
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
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
StephenSolomons 7 years ago

Just a guess. !st instar perhaps look at these and see if you agree http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Pentatomidae, Poecilometis sp..
http://www.lochmantransparencies.com/pro...

kdpicturemaker
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kdpicturemaker

New South Wales, Australia

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

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