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Shield Back Bug

Description:

Very glossy red/orange bug.

Habitat:

My sons bedroom.



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7 Comments

Psilo
Psilo 7 years ago

But I'm also not sold on your ID, it is most likely related but the back patterns differ too greatly. However, the sides of the insect (look closely and you can see greenish marks) do seem to be somewhat similar, as well as the shape and red hue. Possibly an Australian version!

Psilo
Psilo 7 years ago

O.o thats martinl I didn't notice that difference. You're right of course. My bad.

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

This one from the phillipines is close http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2011/07/05/u...

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Be careful Psilo because your link to jewel beetles(O=Coleoptera; F=chrysomelidae) is a different group of insects. The spotting here is called a Jewel Bug (Order = Hemiptera; family = Scutelleridae)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Thank you martinl & Psilo. I cant find this one anywhere either. Thank you very much for your help though. I wish I could've gotten a clearer picture of him, he was amazing & I've never seen his type before.

Psilo
Psilo 7 years ago

http://australianmuseum.net.au/Jewel-Bee...
I feel like this website could help a lot more if it had pictures.
however, depending how interested you are, you could visit the museum's location

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

This is a shied backed bug similar in shape to this green one. http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_... It is in the Family Scutelleridae because its wings are totally covered by a single plate (scutellum). But I cannot find a red match for you =(

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

4737, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -21.45, Long: 149.29

Spotted on Feb 23, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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