Orange Black Stink Bug


Brown Stink Bug - Oncocoris apicalis

Family Pentatomidae

This page contains pictures and information about Brown Shield Bug that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
This stink bug is relative small in size. Its body background is yellow with reddish-brown punctuations. The head is somewhat rectangular in shape as the anteclypeus almost as long as juga. Antennae are in five segments.  
DSC_0187.jpg (143097 bytes) DSC_0178.jpg (195269 bytes) DSC_0179.jpg (136025 bytes)
When we found the sting bug, there was a small stink bug instars next to it. It seemed that the adult sting bug was providing the parental guarding. But we were not sure if they were the same species.
The photos were taken in Anstead Forest on Oct 2009. We saw this bug only once.  
DSC_3528.jpg (162808 bytes) DSC_3530.jpg (161233 bytes) DSC_3532.jpg (190799 bytes)
We found this bug again on Feb 2010 in Anstead Forest.
PC9_2611.jpg (193966 bytes) PC9_2610.jpg (184127 bytes) PC9_2609.jpg (170070 bytes)
Also found this bug in Buhot Creek Circuit on Mar 2012.  

1. Stink Bugs of Australia - FaunaKeys,  Australian Museum online 2003.
3. Genus Oncocoris Mayr, 1866 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Commonwealth of Australia 2005.
3. Insect Reference Collection Database - Department of Agriculture Western Australia
4. Revision of the genus Oncocoris Mayr (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) - McDonald, F.J.D. & Edwards, P.B. 1978. Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series. 
5. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera Part II - by Gordon F. Gross, South Australian Government Printer, Adelaide, 1976, p382.


Back to top

Up ] [ Brown Stink Bug ] Dry Nut Stink Bug ]


See us in our Home page. Download large pictures in our Wallpaper web page. Give us comments in our Guest Book, or send email to us. A great way to support us is to buy the CD from us.  
Last updated: March 04, 2012.