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Brown Shield Bug

Scientific Name
Dictyotus caenosus
Scientific Author
(Westwood, 1837)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Myrocheini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Adult

About 7.2-11.5 mm long. Ground colour yellowish-brown or yellowish but above with somewhat darker brown punctations making the animal appear a shade darker. Lateral margins of head narrowly, lateral margins of pronotum very narrowly, three basal points on the scutellum and apex of scutellum very slightly, paler. A prominent black fovea in each basal angle of the scutellum and the anterior and posterior margins of the laterotergites black. Apex of the third antennal segment and fourth and fifth infuscated or piceous. Beneath concolorous with above, femora, apices of tarsi and tibiae somewhat infuscated.

References

- Gross, G.F. (1975). Plant-feeding and other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera—Part I. A.B. James Adelaide, 250 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
19/05/2011 06:55 AEST
Last Updated
23/03/2014 22:24 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Brown Shield Bug (Dictyotus caenosus ) Updated on 3/23/2014 10:24:00 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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