Gum-tree Shield Bug
S6: 3 Segment Anteanna
Reddish Shield Bug
S2, Male: dorsal
Reddish Shield Bug (Poecilometis alienus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomidae)
Species: Reddish Shield Bug (Poecilometis alienus)
This Photo:     S1, Female: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The males were ~11mm & ~12mm, while the female was ~13mm long.
The 2nd specimen, male, is much redder than the others, which is possibly caused by freshly moulting.
We have photographed 3 specimens in June (M&F) & December (Male).

Copyright © 2017-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Jun-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.