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Green Shield Backed Bug - Coleotichus costatus

Family Scutelleridae

This page contains pictures and information about Green Shield Backed Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 20mm
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Found this bug once on Dec 2009 in a hilltop of  Anstead Forest. The bug was camouflaged well on leaves. It was slow moving. It flied away after we took a few pictures.  
We found out that this bug is genus Coleotichus. We do not known exactly which species it is. It could be the C. artensis, C. costatus or C. excellens, most possible the C. costatus.
From reference information, the adults and nymphs feed on seeds include Acacia

1. Genus Coleotichus White, 1839 - Australian Faunal Directory, Australian Biological Resources Study.
2. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera-Part I - Gross, G.F. (1975). Adelaide: A.B. James, p81.   
3. Revision of the Australian Scutelleridae Leach (Hemiptera) - FJD McDonald and G Cassis, Australian Journal of Zoology, 1984.
4. RED-EYED WATTLE (Acacia cyclops) - By Robert Powell, Photos and information from Dr Jan Taylor. 


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