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Metallic shield backed bug

Scutiphora pedicellata

Description:

Colorful green and yellow nymph of Hemipteran jewel bug.

Habitat:

On Acacia

Notes:

http://morwellnp.pangaean.net/cgi-bin/sh...

No species ID suggestions

16 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

I wonder if this the same as yours, being much less hairy.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/117...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

So beautiful!!

MartinL
MartinL 6 years ago

Another contender for the adult of this nymph
http://gvcocks.homeip.net/Hemiptera/Scut...

Eva Varga
Eva Varga 7 years ago

Awesome insect!!

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

And i've still never seen the adult...I'll have to keep going back to that hill=/

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/685...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Phew.. so many bugs so many instars. It's a huge jigsaw puzzle.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Welcome Martin... I think this Bug is so spectacular and famous...!!

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Thanks Ashish. I've seen this but could not confirm the nymph is the same species as ive never seen the adult. Now i've just found them both confirmed to be the same species by this site. http://morwellnp.pangaean.net/cgi-bin/sh... Therefore this seems to be the correct ID for my nymph=)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Is this different Jewel bug other than this spotted..?
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

This nymph will look like this adult=)
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/663...

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Pics 5 and 6 are not related. They are Coleotichus sp. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/838...

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

I've found another instar=)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31400835@N0...

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

I also have found some pretty amazing stink bugs. Very colorful!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Amazing color pattern

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Yes they do. The adults fly off or drop very easily.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Are these the ones that back off around a stem when they see you?
Amazing that the nymphs are so striking and the adults so dull - hard to believe they are the same.

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.74, Long: 145.00

Spotted on Dec 2, 2011
Submitted on Dec 2, 2011

Reference

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