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Unknown Shield Bug

Family Pentatomidae,


Shield bug, 18mm body length. In the absence of the camera flash the bugs have cryptic colours, sometimes very hard to see them against the tree bark. (eg. Pic 2 head and thorax are camouflaged against the tree) They are quite timid bugs. The closer I moved with the camera the further they moved away. Pic 1 & 2: Adult, winged. Pic 3: final instar nymph with wings sheaths, body length 13mm.


Numerous bugs on large tree to 7m. James Cook University, Cairns QLD

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Andrea Lim
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Andrea Lim

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 13, 2013
Submitted on Apr 14, 2013


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