Reddish Shield Bug
S1: Profile
Ellura
Reddish Shield Bug
S1: Ventral
 
    
Reddish Shield Bug (Poecilometis extraneus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Species: Reddish Shield Bug (Poecilometis extraneus)
This Photo:     S1: Head

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), 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 12-Jun-2017
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.