Reddish Shield Bug
S1, Female: ventral & Spriacles
|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:||🔍S3, Male: ventral🔎|
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).