Pink-rimmed Shield Bug
Dorsal
Adelaide Hills
Pink-rimmed Shield Bug
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Pink-rimmed Shield Bug (Diemenia rubromarginata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Species: Pink-rimmed Shield Bug (Diemenia rubromarginata)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
~11mm long, which is reasonably small.
Primarily black top & bottom, with a beige to pink rim around the body. The black sometimes protrudes to the outside edge. Here they don't and used to be considered different sub-species where they did.
While they generally have 4 antennae segments, you'll notice one here only has 3 on one and 4 on the other. Normally you'd consider this a loss of one tip, but the remaining tip seems longer and rounded. Possibly a malformed antenna rather than a broken one.
At each antenna base, they have a large hooked spine protruding forward. This is called the "antennophore".
An uncommon find. We found two one year in Jan & Feb.

Copyright © 2018- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Jan-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.