Burrowing Bug
Adult, ventral
Ellura
Segmented-antennae Burrowing Bug
S5, dorsal
 
                      
Segmented-antennae Burrowing Bug (Geotomini sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Shield Bug (Pentatomoidea, Cydnidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Segmented-antennae Burrowing Bug (Geotomini sp)
This Photo:     S4, dorsal

Thank you Danilo Lüdke for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~5mm long, smaller than Adrisa
We thought these were Adrisa.
Danilo said, when comparing to Adrisa, "All other Geotomini have 5 segments of more or less equal length."

Copyright © 2017-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Nov-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.