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Shield, Stink & Jewel Bug (Pentatomoidea)Scutiphora pedicellata

Metallic Jewel Bug at Red Hill, ACT

Scutiphora pedicellata at Red Hill, ACT - 20 Nov 2016

Identification history

Shield, Stink & Jewel Bug (Pentatomoidea) Scutiphora pedicellata 20 Nov 2016 KimPullen
Shield, Stink & Jewel Bug (Pentatomoidea) Scutiphora pedicellata 20 Nov 2016 KimPullen
Jewel beetle (Buprestidae) Melobasis sp. (genus) 20 Nov 2016 Ratcliffe

2 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   20 Nov 2016
A couple of things give this one away as a bug, not a beetle. First, the mouthparts (not visible in this shot) are a long sucking beak, not a pair of mandibles. Second, the hard covering over the abdomen is in one piece (it is an enlarged scutellum, part of the thorax), whereas in a beetle the covering over the abdomen is formed by the two elytra (hardened, modified front wings) which meet in a straight line down the middle.
Ratcliffe wrote:
   21 Nov 2016
Thanks for this information

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Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Red Hill, ACT - 17 Jul 2019
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Red Hill, ACT - 10 Jun 2019
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Red Hill, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Red Hill, ACT - 31 Dec 2018
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustissima (Hop Bush) at Red Hill, ACT - 16 Dec 2018
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Red Hill, ACT - 16 Dec 2018
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Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill, ACT - 27 Nov 2018

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 20 Nov 2016 10:11 AM Recorded on
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