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Shield Bug- laying eggs

Notius depressus

Description:

A dark ( almost black) shield bug with bands of deep red on the legs and antennae.The connexivum, which is the dilated lateral margin of the abdomen, looked striking with alternating colours of black and red.
This bug was spotted laying beautiful green pearly eggs.

Habitat:

Spotted on a young eucalyptus tree in a nature reserve - Koolamara Waters.

Notes:

This is my first spotting of this bug and it was extra special because it was laying eggs !
Family: PentatomidaeSubfamily: Pentatominae
Tribe: Carpocorini

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3 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 months ago

Thank you armadeus.4 and Sukanya. She was so focused on laying eggs that I was allowed some time to get the best shot possible with my simple camera. These bugs are otherwise very difficult to photograph, in my experience.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 months ago

Fantastic shot!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 months ago

Love those first spottings! Congratulations Leuba :) Thank you for sharing! Liana

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 12, 2021
Submitted on Oct 13, 2021

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