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Shield, Stink & Jewel Bug (Pentatomoidea)Poecilometis strigatus

Gum Tree Shield Bug at Hughes, ACT

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Poecilometis strigatus at Hughes, ACT - 19 May 2019
Poecilometis strigatus at Hughes, ACT - 19 May 2019
Poecilometis strigatus at Hughes, ACT - 19 May 2019

Identification history

Shield, Stink & Jewel Bug (Pentatomoidea) Poecilometis strigatus 29 May 2019 michaelb
Shield, Stink & Jewel Bug (Pentatomoidea) Poecilometis strigatus 29 May 2019 michaelb
Shield, Stink & Jewel Bug (Pentatomoidea) Poecilometis patruelis 28 May 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

I noticed this Gum Tree Shield Bug on a bit of shade cloth. It was not moving, just its antenna adjusting slightly.

2 comments

michaelb wrote:
   29 May 2019
Note the difference in the colouring pattern on the antennae from Poecilometis patruelis.
   29 May 2019
Hi michaelb, Thanks so much, I see exactly what you mean. Very much appreciated. All the best

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Nearby Sightings

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Rainbowia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Sep 2019 Laxta granicollis (Common trilobite cockroach, bark cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jun 2019 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jun 2019 Unidentified Other moth (TBC) at Hughes, ACT - 25 May 2019 Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Hughes, ACT - 25 May 2019 Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Apr 2019 Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Sep 2018
Rainbowia sp. (genus) (TBC) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Sep 2019
Laxta granicollis (Common trilobite cockroach, bark cockroach) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jun 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jun 2019
Unidentified Other moth (TBC) at Hughes, ACT - 25 May 2019
Ectropis sp. (genus) (An engrailed moth) at Hughes, ACT - 25 May 2019
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Apr 2019
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Apr 2019
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Sep 2018

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 19 May 2019 10:04 AM Recorded on
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