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Schellenberg’s Soldier Bug

Scientific Name
Oechalia schellenbergii
Scientific Author
(Guérin, 1831)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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HEM39
Source
Justin C. Smith MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

About 7-12 mm long. Body somewhat triangular, brownish-yellow with paler calloused areas on pronotum, tip of scutellum, and coria; dorsal surface of head with close-set, dark punctures along margins and in rows on disc; humeri with dense, deep, brown to black punctures; remainder of dorsal surface with crowded dark punctures, these coalescing on posterior lobe of pronotum and inner region of coria. Antennal segments brownish, tinged with orange. Calli brown, inconspicuous. Scutellum basal angles rather smooth; tip smooth yellowish or cream; disc lacking distinct markings. Hemelytra membrane infuscate, with veins dark brown. Legs yellowish, with a few scattered brownish maculations on femora. Abdomenal connexivum yellowish, with more or less triangular dark patches at segmental junctures; posterolateral angles of segments acute, tipped with black. Venter pale yellow, almost impunctate at middle, otherwise with rather dense brown punctures. Male pygophore in caudal view with lateral lobes rounded; dorsal margins strongly arcuate; inner margin of ventral rim strongly sinuate, with a shallow, U-shaped median depression; parandria oval, hollow, with crenulate margins; clasper with visible portion of head somewhat triangular, crenulate. The first gonocoxae of female flat, with angle between inner and posterior margins acute; paratergite 9 narrow, somewhat rectangular apically, short, not attaining tip of abdomen.

References

- Larivière, M.-C. (1995). Cydnidae, Acanthosomatidae and Pentatomidae (Insecta: Heteroptera): systematics, geographical distribution, and bioecology. Fauna of New Zealand, 35, 112 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
19/05/2011 06:49 AEST
Last Updated
15/04/2014 03:22 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Schellenberg’s Soldier Bug (Oechalia schellenbergii) Updated on 4/15/2014 3:22:35 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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