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Eucalyptus pentatomid bug

Notius depressus

Description:

Found under a large piece of loose bark this is another very colourful version of a usually drab eucalyptus bug. Probably over-wintering, body was about 20mm long.

Habitat:

Local nature and sports reserve on a local species of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus viminalis?)

Notes:

For some reason or other we seem to get highly coloured examples just around Melbourne whereas other locations in Australia find very plain, dark or black specimens like Tasmania's versions here https://sites.google.com/site/insectsoft...

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8 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I'm not sure what you mean then Dr. ... Martin put an ID suggestion on yours 2 days ago which I agree with. ???

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Mark, eucalyptus in Sikkim is exotic. Few that they're planted around are in the lower altitudes. So I'm still at a dead end! Thanks for the info anyway!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

i'll 'spot' the tree soon Vinny - when the flowers are out.. but after a bit of reading I think it might be E viminallis

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks Vinny. I'll do that. Still haven't sorted out these gums. It seems like a big project in it's own right. Are you back from the other side yet?

Vinny
Vinny 6 years ago

E. microcarpa is not likely in the dandies, if it had box like bark it may be E. radiata. Get a picture of the gum nuts and we could work it out for sure :)

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Green is good.
I see many grey ones under bark over winter.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Unless you have many eucalyptus forests around I doubt these are the same species or genus. Many of the physical features do look similar however. Maybe they had an ancient common Gondwanan relative.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Hi Mark, pl also refer this one at: www.projectnoah.org/spottings/1675556012.... They look much similar and very large at that! My spotting is 25.00mm and has large legs. Could they be male/ famale difference? Thanks.

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 5, 2015
Submitted on Sep 5, 2015

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