Beautiful Plant Bug
S1, profile
Beautiful Plant Bug
S2, Punctuations
Beautiful Plant Bug (Poecilotoma callosa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomoidea, Pentatomidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Beautiful Plant Bug (Poecilotoma callosa)
This Photo:     🔍S1, Head🔎

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
1st Live Photo on-line:
~10mm long.
Danilo said "Antennal segment IV seems shorter than III and the shape of the luteous patch of the scutellum is distinctive and different in any other described species. Also fits the allotype well."
We photographed 2 specimens in Mar & Dec.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.