Sighting

Richard Kelly 7 Jul 2016

Glossy Shield Bug on Alpine Rice-Flower

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Sighted 23 Jan 2016
Great Alpine Rd, Hotham Heights VIC 3741, Australia

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Identifications

  • Ken Walker 7 July 2016
    Cermatulus nasalis
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Cermatulus: nasalis
    Common Names: Bugs, Pentatomids, glossy shield bug
    Ken Walker says

    Rather than beetles, these are actually sap sucking bug nymphs.

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Notes

  • Liz O'Donnell 7 July 2016
    Tagged With predatory red black
    Liz O'Donnell says

    From memory only the instars are sap suckers - the later instars and adults of this species are predators.

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  • Richard Kelly 7 July 2016
    Richard Kelly says

    These beetles? were prolific in the area and seemed to concentrate their activities to the Alpine Rice-Flower bush.

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