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Gum Tree Shield Bug

Poecilometis patruelis

Description:

Similar to several other world species which Australia is desperate to keep out such as Brown Marmorated and Yellow Spotted.
The all-black exposed connexivum makes these identified as native species.
About 24mm long.

Habitat:

This one on Acacia sp. might have been resting on it's journey.
In a local nature reserve.

Notes:

Government biosecurity identification guide here... https://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/wp-co...

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Emerald, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 13, 2021
Submitted on Oct 13, 2021

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