Orange Black Stink Bug


Two-dots Shield Bug - Poecilometis monteithi

Family Pentatomidae

This page contains pictures and information about Two-dots Shield Bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
This is a medium size stink bug with dense brown punctuation dots on yellow body. Its legs and antenna are orange brown in colour. There is a black dot on each front wing-covers. The apex of scutellum lightened only at very tip.
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We found this bug only once on summer Jan 2005 in the rain forest in Mt Nebo near Mt Tamborine.  

1. A revision of the species of Australian and New Guinea shield bugs formerly placed in the genera Poecilometis Dallas and Eumecopus Dallas (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), with description of new species and selection of lectotypes.  - Gross, G.F. (1972). Aust. J. Zool. Suppl. Ser. 15: 1-192 (description, revision), Fig 34. 
2. Species Poecilometis monteithi Gross, 1972 - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Commonwealth of Australia 2008. 

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