Gum-tree Shield Bug
S9: Head
Adelaide Hills
Gum-tree Shield Bug
S6: 3 Segment Anteanna
 
    
Gum-tree Shield Bug (Omyta centrolineata ssp siccior)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Species: Gum-tree Shield Bug (Omyta centrolineata ssp siccior)
This Photo:     S2: Longer Spines

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
~17mm long. These only have 3 antennae segments, which is less than most others at 4 or 5. However, the colour banding makes them look like 4 segments, so you need to pay close attention to the actual segment separtion; not just colour.
Notice the spurs on each antenna base under the head.
It seems some specimens have longer spines than others. Possibly a gender difference?
We have photographed 9 adult specimens in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May & Nov.

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Feb-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.