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giant shield bug

Lyramorpha sp.


A "giant shield bug" of the genus Lyramorpha family Tessaratomidae, at night.


Spotted on Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) next to a house located in a large, semi-urban yard & garden, in close proximity to a disturbed patch of remnant lowland forest.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Magnien 7 years ago
no common name
Lyramorpha cf. maculifer Tryon, 1892 Lyramorpha (Diploxiphus) maculifer

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice spotting

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Yes there are but I think this is an import...It's in a huge pot and it spends every December inside as our Christmas tree. Now it's outside. and a good place to find wildlife...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

That's a Papuan wood carving ! :-) Interesting about the NI pine.. are there native Araucaria?

Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier


Spotted on Feb 2, 2013
Submitted on Feb 3, 2013

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