Variable Shield Bug
Ventral
Ellura
Variable Shield Bug
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Variable Shield Bug (Kapunda troughtoni)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Species: Variable Shield Bug (Kapunda troughtoni)
This Photo:     S1: Dorsal

Thank you Dr Mallik Malipatil for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), in the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
This genus has a distinctively blunt snout for a shield bug; with relatively short antennae that come from under the snout, not the side or front like most others. About 6mm long

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Oct-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.