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Glossy Shield Bug

Scientific Name
Cermatulus nasalis
Scientific Author
(Westwood, 1837)
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Head Side - Adult
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HEM35
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

About 8.5-15 mm long. Brass-coloured or light reddish with deep brown small dense punctations. Head piceous with a median line and lateral margins piceous. Pronotal celii, a large Y-shaped medial mark on scutellum, two median spots on the corium and on either side of dorsal abdominal incisures black or piceous. Antennal segments black except at extreme base. Beneath, mainly brass-coloured or light reddish with numerous dark punctations. Upper side of fore femora, marks on the thoracic pleura, the evaporative area, and a large ventral spot on the sixth abdominal segment black. Clasper flattened with lateral margins sinuate and apically broadened. Parandria simple U-shaped flattened structures, Aedeagus with phallosoma strongly sclerotized and ventrally much shorter than dorsally; dorsally a strong and large thecal shield, conjunctiva three lobed with two lateral lobes and a globular dorsal lobe. Medial penial plates fused centrally and developed as a long prong each anteriorly and posteriorly. Gonopore discharging between the posterior prongs.

Junenile

Head and thorax slender. Labium 4-segmented, long and bowed. Profemora thickened; protibiae and profemora with numerous long hairs. Without a ridged prosternal groove.

References

- Gross, G.F. (1975). Plant-feeding and other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera—Part I. A.B. James Adelaide, 250 pp.

- Stehr, F.W. (1997). Immature Insects. Vol. 2. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa, 974 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
19/05/2011 06:56 AEST
Last Updated
20/03/2014 19:41 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Glossy Shield Bug (Cermatulus nasalis) Updated on 3/20/2014 7:41:55 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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