Horehound Bug
Acacia Shield Bug
S1: dorsal
Horehound Bug (Agonoscelis rutila)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Species: Horehound Bug (Agonoscelis rutila)
This Photo:     Feeding

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Even though Horehound is introduced, this bug is native.
Bright orange with black blotches on top and black stripes under.
Black legs.

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Mar-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.