Reddish Shield Bug
S2: Profile
Reddish Shield Bug
S2: Face
Reddish Shield Bug (Poecilometis alienus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Species: Reddish Shield Bug (Poecilometis alienus)
This Photo:     S2: Proboscus Shield

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
About 13mm long. The 2nd specimen is much redder than the first, which is possibly caused by freshly moulting.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Jan-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.