Variable Shield Bug
S1: Face
Ellura
Variable Shield Bug
S1: posterior
 
                      
Variable Shield Bug (Kapunda troughtoni)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomoidea, Pentatomidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Variable Shield Bug (Kapunda troughtoni)
This Photo:     S6: Face

Thank you Dr Mallik Malipatil for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
1st Live Photo on-line:
From ~4.5mm to ~6mm long.
This genus has a distinctively blunt snout for a shield bug; with relatively short antennae that come from under the snout, not the side or front like most others.

Copyright © 2021-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Dec-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.