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Shield / Stink  / Jewel bug (Pentatomoidea)Poecilometis sp.

Shield Bugs at Bega, NSW

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Poecilometis sp. at Bega, NSW - 5 Nov 2017
Poecilometis sp. at Bega, NSW - 5 Nov 2017

Identification history

Shield / Stink  / Jewel bug (Pentatomoidea) Poecilometis sp. 10 Feb 2018 KerriLee
Unidentified 9 Feb 2018 pmhillery

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Author's notes

I found these on the gum tree in our front yard

2 comments

KerriLeeBulk Reporter - KerriLee has reported over 100 sightings! wrote:
   10 Feb 2018
I suspect these are Poecilometis patruelis, a species often found on Eucalypts. There are a couple of adults and lots of nymphs in your images. The link below has photos of all the life stages.
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_stinkbugs/GumTreeBug.htm
KimPullen wrote:
   19 Feb 2018
Agree that it looks like P. patruelis, but hard to be sure as I can't see enough colour detail.

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.851770-36.687770
  • Places Bega, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 5 Nov 2017 Recorded on
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