Forward-spined Shield Bug
Dorsal
Riverland
Forward-spined Shield Bug
Head & Spine
 
    
Forward-spined Shield Bug (Neagenor transcontinentalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Species: Forward-spined Shield Bug (Neagenor transcontinentalis)
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General Species Information:
Found in the Riverland and possibly elsewhere
We are really VERY excited

While we love helping people and discovering the wildlife we have around us, moments like this are like the gold nugget to the prospector.
In our recent pit trapping adventure we found a shield bug, a Neagenor sp of some sort.
Only 2 records on Atlas, with 2 photo's of a dead specimen from 1909, which Gross eludes to in his 1971 description. The dead specimens (very damaged) match our specimen far better than Gross's drawing of N minor.
So we think these are the 1st live photo's of this species we can find anywhere; and the 1st record since 1909.

Copyright © 2019- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Oct-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.