Large Snouted Stink Bug
Ventral
Ellura
Small Snouted Stink Bug
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Small Snouted Stink Bug (Kalkadoona sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomoidea, Pentatomidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Small Snouted Stink Bug (Kalkadoona sp)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you Danilo Lüdke for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~5.5mm long.
It seems with some inverts, size does matter!
We thought this might be a smaller specimen of Kalkadoona enchylaenae, but Danilo said "It's somehow also close to K. confinis as particularly the description of the black portions fits well. But the antennal segments 2 & 3 are indeed of almost equal length as you said. If the two forms are really closely related, even mating is possible."
One specimen photographed in Jan.

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Jan-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.