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Poecilometis strigatus

Gum Tree Shield Bug at Lake Curalo

Poecilometis strigatus at Lake Curalo - 10 Nov 2019
Poecilometis strigatus at Lake Curalo - 10 Nov 2019
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Identification history

Poecilometis strigatus 18 Nov 2019 HarveyPerkins

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User's notes

I'm pretty sure this is Poecilometis strigatus. There appear to be several records on ALCW (and ALA) ascribed to Poecilometis callosus, but I agree with Kim's comment from 20 April, concerning record 3394960, that these are unlikely to be callosus. Look particularly at the colour pattern on the antennal segments, and the yellow spots at the forward corners of the scutellum, for consistent and obvious differences.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 10 Nov 2019 01:04 PM Recorded on
  • HarveyPerkins Recorded by
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