Pittosporum Bug
Adult, profile
Murray Mallee Region
Pittosporum Bug
Two Instars
Pittosporum Bug (Pseudapines geminata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Stink Bug (Pentatomoidea, Pentatomidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pittosporum Bug (Pseudapines geminata)
This Photo:     🔍Adult & Nymph🔎

Thank you Dee Petersen & Danilo Lüdke for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
These are quite small bugs. We haven't measured one, but adults are ~7mm long.
Early instars are circular, elongating to an oval shape as they age. 1st instars only have 2 white spots (one on each site), getting more as they molt. Instars are black with white spots/patches and orange antennae, while adults attain some orange/chestnut highlights to the edge of the body. The adult patterns are very consistent between specimens
Underneath, they are very pale, and the legs have a blue tinge to them.
We have photographed these in Feb, Mar, Apr, May & Sep.

Copyright © 2011-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Mar-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.