- We found seven species of this Rhynchocorini tribe (or sometimes known as Rhynchocoris
Group) in Brisbane.
- Stink bugs in this group are medium to large in size. Most of them are
green in colour. Often there is spin on the shoulder.
- Phyllota Stink Bug
- Ocirrhoe dallasi, body length 12mm
- The stink bug is brown in colour with pale green thorax and head. The scutellum
is brown with creamy white tip. Please check this page
for more information.
- There are 21 Australian species in this genera. Some are spined and some
are not. There are from small to medium in size, usually yellow, green to pale brown. Some with dark brown
bands. The head is short and wide with even punctations.
- Green Potato Bug
- Cuspicona simplex, body length nymph 8mm, adult 12mm
- The bugs were found on the weedy plant Solanacea (nightshades). Some of
them were found on Wild
Tobacco Solanum mauritianum. Please check this page
for more information.
- Wild Tobacco Spined Bug
- Cuspicona forticornis, body length nymph 8mm, adult 12mm
- This big is green with spined shoulder. It is closely resemble the Spined Citrus
Bug above but a bit smaller. The green bug nymph was found near the Green Potato Bug adults but on
the different plants.
More information and pictures please click on here.
- Blue-spined Bug
- Cuspicona sp., body length 12mm
- We found this one in near Daisy Hill (Ford Road Conservation Area) on Lantana plant which has the blue
spiny shoulder. There are the creamy-white edges on shoulder near
- She-oak Stink Bug
- Diaphyta pulchra, adult body length 12mm
- She-oak Stink Bug is bight green colour with yellow stripes on the prothorax and
scutellum. Its body is elongated oval shape with relatively large head and
eyes. We have more pictures and information in this page.
- Red Green Spined Bug
- Morna florens, body length 10mm
- This is one of the few insects that we found in mid-winter. This little
green bug was hiding between the pine leaves. We found few of them easily on
the same pine tree in Wishart bushland. The bugs are green colour with red
spots on their head and back. They have the sharp spiny shoulder. We
have more information and pictures in this page.
- Spined Citrus Bug
- Biprorulus bibax, body length 20mm
- The Spined Citrus Bug feeds on the fruits of citrus trees. They make
considerable damages on the fruits. We found a few of them on the citrus trees
in Brisbane Botanic Garden in summer. More pictures and information please
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 509.
- 2. Stink
Bugs of Australia - FaunaKeys, Australian Museum online 2003.
- 3. Rhynchocorini
- Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and
Heritage, Commonwealth of Australia 2005.
- 4. Cuspicona Dallas, 1851 - by Gerry Cassis, Emma Betts and Michael Elliott, Stink Bugs, Fauna Net, Australian Museum 2002
- 5. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera – Part II - by Gordon F. Gross, South Australian Government Printer, Adelaide,
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