Orange Black Stink Bug


Orange Black Stink Bug - Novatilla virgata

Family Pentatomidae

This page contains pictures and information about Orange Black Stink Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm
We found this bug once during mid summer in Karawatha Forest 2005. It was wandering on grasses. The small bug has the eye-catching colour patterns, with orange and white strips on black.
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We checked that there is not much information available about this Orange Black Stink Bug.

1. FaunaKeys - Stink Bugs of Australia,  Australian Museum online 2003.
2. Novatilla Distant, 1888 - by Gerry Cassis, Emma Betts and Michael Elliott, Stink Bugs, Fauna Net, Australian Museum 2002 
3. Novatilla virgata (Dallas, 1851) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia 2005.
4. Insect Reference Collection Database - Department of Agriculture Western Australia

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Last updated: August 01, 2010.