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Antestiopsis sp. (genus)

1 Shield bug at Eden, NSW

Antestiopsis sp. (genus) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019
Antestiopsis sp. (genus) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019
Antestiopsis sp. (genus) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019
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Identification history

Unidentified 14 Nov 2019 HarveyPerkins

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Suggest these are a species of Antestiopsis, but they don't quite fit any images I've been able to find on the web. Also these ones were duller than the previous one (record 4241461) and lack the black spot on the scutellum - don't know what this means. This record constituted two 'pairs' where a larger individual was closely followed by a slightly smaller one. They were quite camera-shy.

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   16 Nov 2019
Looks like a good match to this ALA record https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:26a1b2a0-d8b3-437c-a926-309ed1b76054#gallery
and is pretty similar to this wikipedia image
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antestiopsis#/media/File:Antestiopsis_thunbergii_2.jpg
I’d suggest going for Antestiopsis sp.
   16 Nov 2019
Yes - the ALA record was the closest I could find, but it still leaves me very uncomfortable ascribing them to the same species. On the other hand, there are only two species listed in ALA under Antestiopsis; and a comment on Wikipaedia relating to A thunbergii (which appears to be an African species) suggests that colour cvariation can be pronounced. I am comfortable with ascribing it to Antestiopsis sp., but would be cautious about assigning to species.

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Lepidoptera unclassified IMMATURE moth at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Chauliognathus sp. (genus) (Soldier beetle) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Servaea sp. (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by Harrisi Maratus splendens (Splendid peacock spider) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Lamprolina impressicollis (Pittosporum leaf beetle) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins CULICIDAE (family) (Mosquito) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Notechis scutatus (Tiger Snake) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by Harrisi MUSCIDAE (family) (Muscid fly) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins DIPLOPODA (Millipede) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Hypoblemum sp. (Jumping Spider) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Eden, NSW - 9 Nov 2019 by Harrisi
Lepidoptera unclassified IMMATURE moth at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Chauliognathus sp. (genus) (Soldier beetle) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Servaea sp. (Unidentified Servaea jumping spider) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by Harrisi
Maratus splendens (Splendid peacock spider) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Lamprolina impressicollis (Pittosporum leaf beetle) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
CULICIDAE (family) (Mosquito) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Notechis scutatus (Tiger Snake) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Braconidae sp. (family) (Unidentified braconid wasp) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Agonoscelis rutila (Horehound bug) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by Harrisi
MUSCIDAE (family) (Muscid fly) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
DIPLOPODA (Millipede) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Hypoblemum sp. (Jumping Spider) at Eden, NSW - 10 Nov 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Eden, NSW - 9 Nov 2019 by Harrisi

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • 10 Nov 2019 12:25 PM Recorded on
  • HarveyPerkins Recorded by
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