Toad Stink Bug
S5, Male, dorsal
Adelaide Hills
Toad Stink Bug
S5, Male, profile
Toad Stink Bug (Platycoris rugosus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomoidea, Pentatomidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Toad Stink Bug (Platycoris rugosus)
This Photo:     🔍S4 & S5, Mating🔎
Synonym: Hypogomphus rugosus

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Males are considerably smaller than females at ~8mm long, while larger females are ~11mm.
We found two copulating allowing us to show the difference in sizes & posterior shapes.
As their common name suggests, they are very rotund bugs compared with other Pentatomidae.
This species is quite brown, with some reddish overtones.
Rugosus indicates the rough text of it's upper body. Directly translated means "full of wrinkles, folds or creases".
We photographed 5 specimens in Jan, Mar & Apr.

Copyright © 2017-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Jan-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.