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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

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   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.
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   21 Nov 2016
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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size (mm)
  • 20 Nov 2016 Recorded on
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