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Brown Shield Bug

Dictyotus caenosus


Unusual tesselated patterns on the wings seen at rear. and small size attracted me to this bug. About 8mm long.


Under strong night lights in a local used car yard.


Phylum: ARTHROPODA Class: HEXAPODA Order: Hemiptera Family: Pentatomidae ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There are several very similar to this and in the end it comes down to venation, size and usual range or distribution in Australia. Another very similar one is often found in the northern parts Small Brown Stink Bug - Caystrus pallidolimbatus. Wing venation in particular separates these two. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks James for the clue.

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Small Brown Stink Bug
Caystrus pallidolimbatus Small Brown Stink Bug - Caystrus pallidolimbatus

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks again James. Your suggestion link mentioned the correct one as being very similar.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks James. I'll get around to checking for it later this evening.

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Any better, sorry about the other, looked like one I shot here in Florida

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion James but If Halyomorpha halys ever does appear in this country all hell will break loose with our border control authorities.

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 28, 2014
Submitted on Jan 29, 2014

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