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Yellow Predatory Shield bug - Amyotea hamata

Family Pentatomidae

This page contains pictures and information about Yellow Predatory Shield bugs that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 12mm
 
 
 
The bug is orange-yellow, with black marks on the upper and lower surfaces of the body. We took those pictures after the bug flied and landed on the Lantana leaf in Wishart on summer 2001. This bug is a predatory bug.
 

Reference:
1. Amyotea hamata (Walker, 1867) - Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia 2005.
2. Amyotea Ellenrieder, 1862 - by Gerry Cassis, Emma Betts and Michael Elliott, Stink Bugs, Fauna Net, Australian Museum 2002. 
3. Plant-feeding and Other Bugs (Hemiptera) of South Australia. Heteroptera Part I - by Gordon F. Gross, South Australian Government Printer, Adelaide, 1975, p225.

 

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Last updated: July 31, 2010.