Orange Black Stink Bug


Small Brown Stink Bug - Caystrus pallidolimbatus

Family Pentatomidae

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

Body length 8mm
These little Stink bugs are pale brown in colour. Their colour vary a little between individuals. The bugs is are active fliers. If we come too closely, they fly away.
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In mid summer we found this bug laying eggs on grass. Their eggs are creamy white and laid in two rows.
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We found some of them near by feeding on tall grasses near Bulimba Creek in Macgregor Bushland.   
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This bug is usually found on tall grasses.
This bug looks very similar to the Dictyotus sp.. They can be distinguished by the wing veins.  


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Body length 6mm 
Those nymphs were found on Monkey Rope (Parsonsia straminea). They look very similar to the Small Brown Stink adults, but we are not sure if they are the nymphs of this species.
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1. Stink Bugs of Australia - FaunaKeys,  Australian Museum online 2003.
2. Caystrus Stål, 1861 - by Gerry Cassis, Emma Betts and Michael Elliott, Stink Bugs, Fauna Net, Australian Museum 2002. 
3. Caystrus pallidolimbatus (Stål, 1869) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Commonwealth of Australia 2005.
4. Insect Reference Collection Database - Department of Agriculture Western Australia 


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