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Description

Bug about 10mm long. Have not had time to try to id. Before I disturbed it it appeared to be feeding on unripe fruit of Sweet Bursaria (see second photo).

Date & Time

  2018-02-08 10:19 AM

Location

  -37.64429 , 144.860673 : 141.256 m

Near Greenvale VIC 3059, Australia

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  1. Andrew Allen  Maybe Monteithiella humeralis

    Reply • 10 Feb

    • Jeff Triplett  Thanks. Certainly looks like it. After doing some research it appears to be the Pittosporum family that is the host rather than just the genus - McDonald and Grigg in "The life cycle of 'Cuspicona simplex' Walker and 'Monteithiella humeralis' (Walker) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)" (General and Applied Entomology Volume 12 1980) quoting another author give the host taxa as Sollya heterophylla, Copromosa sp. and Pittosporum sp. However Bursaria spinosa is also in the family.

      Reply • 12 Feb




NS Observation No. 5A7E4969ED2A89DEF70015F0
Created 2018-02-10 12:26 PM (3 months ago)
Created By Jeff Triplett
Updated 2018-02-12 04:02 PM (3 months ago)
Updated By Jeff Triplett
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